Parke, Lawrence

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PARKE, Lawrence

PARKE, Lawrence. American, b. 1922. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Theatre. Career: Equity Library Theatre, New York, NY, executive board member, and assistant executive director of Equity Community Theatre, 1947-49; Off Broadway League (later renamed the League of Off-Broadway Theatres), New York, NY, founder, 1948-50; United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, New York City, organizer of National Sports and Entertainment Committee, 1950; Hillard Elkins Productions, New York, NY, managing director and creative director, 1952-55; Ziv Television Productions, Hollywood, executive producer trainee and casting director, 1957-61; ANTA Repertory Theatre West, Los Angeles, CA, cofounder, cochair, 1958-59; Equity Library Theatre West, Los Angeles, cofounder, cochair, 1959; CBS-TV, NBC-TV, ABC-TV, Hollywood, casting director, 1964; Theatre Today, The Lawrence Parke Company of Actors, Hollywood, CA, playwright, producer, and director, 1963-72; League of Los Angeles Theatres, Los Angeles, CA, founder and president, 1972-75; Los Angeles World Theatre Festival, Los Angeles, executive director, 1974- 75; The Lawrence Parke Agency (talent agency), Hollywood, founder and president, 1976-78; Acting Coaches and Teachers Association, Los Angeles, founder and president, 1980-83; Acting World Books, Hollywood, editor and publisher, 1983-; University of New Mexico Continuing Education Department, Albuquerque, NM, film acting instructor, 1987; The Actors Center, Albuquerque, founder and head, 1988-92. Publications: PLAYS: Minus One (two-act), 1971; The Cage (three-act), 1964; The Horsemen and the Survivor (two-act), 1970; The Outcasts (two-act), 1966. NONFICTION: Since Stanislavski and Vakhtangov: The Method As a System for Today's Actor, 1983; The Film Actor's Complete Career Guide, 1992; How to Start Acting in Film and Television Wherever You Are in America, 1993; Acting Truths and Fiction, 1995. Also author of six booklet series Seminars to Go, 1983. Address: PO Box 3899, Hollywood, CA 90078, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]