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ATW Focuses on 'The Work of the Press Agent' for March 21 Panel

"The Work of the Press Agent" will be the focus of the March panel of The American Theatre Wing's Theatre Intern Group. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 PM, at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 West 43rd Street – 8th Floor.

Panelists for the discussion will be: Leslie Baden, Barlow Hartman Public Relations and Jessica Johnson, Boneau/Bryan-Brown.

"The American Theatre Wing's Theatre Intern Group creates social and professional development opportunities for young people who work in theatrical offices; enabling them to build contacts with their peers immediately upon starting work in the theatrical community. Monthly panel discussions on the many facets of the theatrical field offer opportunities for the interns to learn from professionals with 5 to 10 years of experience – long enough to be immersed in the profession, but not so far removed from the experiences of the interns themselves. Membership is open to all interns working in a theatrical office and annual dues are $10," according to prss notes.

Johnson is a publicist at Boneau/Bryan-Brown, a New-York based theatrical publicity firm. She currently represents a variety of shows including Roundabout Theatre Company's productions of The Pajama Game, The Threepenny Opera and Entertaining Mr. Sloane, as well as the new Broadway musical Ring of Fire.

Baden is a publicist at Barlow Hartman Public Relations and has served in her current position since September 2004. She has worked on a variety of shows including: Broadway: Movin' Out, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 700 Sundays, Sweeney Todd, The Color Purple; Off-Broadway: Modern Orthodox and Family Secrets.

The American Theatre Wing is a not–for–profit service organization dedicated to education and excellence in the theatre. Sondra Gilman is the Chairman and Douglas Leeds is the President. In addition to creating and awarding the Antoinette Perry Tony Awards, ATW's programs include the long–running "Working in the Theatre" seminars, broadcast in New York on CUNY-TV; a grants and scholarship program, awarding more than 50 grants annually to New York not-for-profit theatre companies and theatre students; "Downstage Center," a weekly theatrical interview show on XM Satellite Radio; and SpringboardNYC, a two-week, college-to-career arts "boot camp". All of ATW's seminars and interviews are available, for free, from the company's website — www.americantheatrewing.org.

Current members, and those wishing to join the group, can RSVP for the event by emailing theatreinterngroup@americantheatrewing.org, or by calling Stephen Abrams, Program Manger at 212-765-0606 x311.



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