IN BRIEF: New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren was hot for a spot in the movie State and Main. Especially when director David Mamet offered him the part of a volunteer fireman Koren is on the force in Brookfield. But prior job experience didnt make the extra experience any less time-consuming. Koren and his wife, Curtis Ingham, made three trips to Massachusetts, where the film was shot. I was a virgin extra. I mean extra virgin, Koren says, noting the Friend of David status gave him a great view of the set. Its too late to catch the movie in theaters here. But you can see the mustachioed Koren, along with a bunch of other central Vermonters including Ingham, Charlotte Potok, Rick Levy, Alan Soule, Chris Kalder, Roy Levin, Morris LaMour and Emma Norman when it comes out on video . . . Fundraising takes a lot of faith and even some prayer but its still hard to imagine a liturgical arts consultant as development director of Burlington City Arts. Fifty-eight-year-old Ray Repp is a former seminarian who authored the book of original musical compositions that led to the creation of the contemporary Christian folk mass. Someones listening. On Tuesday, City Arts got word of an anonymous $250,000 gift to support the $2.3 million capital campaign to renovate the Firehouse Gallery . . . Burlington guitarist Paul Asbell comes from good folk. His father, who died two weeks ago, was buddies with Pete Seeger and wrote some quite good songs, as Seeger phrased it in The New York Times obituary. Eventually, he turned from writing music to writing best-selling books about politics and government 12 titles that include When F.D.R. Died and The Pill: A Biography of the Drug That Changed the World. The elder Asbell taught at Yale, Clark and Penn State, but never earned a college degree. Penn State football coach Joe Paterno spoke at the memorial service, and Paul played . . . It doesnt seem like a shocking topic for a dance performance. But Annette Urbschat of Burlington vows that faces fall when she tells people she is making a piece about divorce. The first recipient of a Flynn space grant, Urbschat is translating what she calls the most profound trauma you can go through, short of death, into a stage show. A lot of stages, actually, including anger, depression, denial, bargaining and acceptance. The working title, Horse Divorce, came from a 4-year-old in a daycare center who made up the rhyme on her own. I had a really profound reaction to that, Urbschat says . . . Speaking of courtroom drama, busted broker Dana Giacchetto was sentenced to 59 months in prison last week for ripping off a slew of celebrity investors, including Phish. The Daily News reported last year the Vermont-based rock band had recouped its $4.7 million loss. But another article last week put Phish on a $9.9 million payback list thats part of Giacchettos punishment. The official word from Phish manager John Paluska? Still no comment.