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    Equity Names New Central Region Director

    Sean Taylor has joined Actors' Equity Association as Central regional director/assistant executive director. Taylor had served as house council for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists since 2004, and remained a member of the union's staff following its merger last year with Screen Actors Guild. “We ...

  • News

    NEA Cuts Would Be Catastrophic for Theater Actors

    The House appropriations subcommittee put forth a bill to reduce the NEA’s funding to $75 million, leaving arts organizations anxious to discover if their federal agency’s budget will be sliced nearly in half come Oct. 1.

  • News

    Equity to Investigate 'Spider-Man' Injury

    Actors’ Equity Association has launched a investigation into an Aug. 15 incident during a Broadway performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" that led to the hospitalization of an injured actor.

  • News

    Can Injured Actors Be Fired?

    Actor Melissa Errico was fired from “Passion” at Classic Stage Company for being on vocal rest for too long. What does this mean for other actors?

  • News

    Equity Questions The Lost Colony's Tony Award

    The New York Post reported that the stage performers union is engaged in a dispute with the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League over the groups’ decision to grant a special Tony to “The Lost Colony,”

  • News

    Equity Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    On their 100th anniversary, we take a look back at Actors' Equity Association history and how it helps actors.

  • News

    The History of Broadway's Gypsy Robe

    A treasured Broadway tradition, the Gypsy Robe connects casts and ensembles offstage.

  • Advice

    Why Nonunion Actors Should Submit for Union Projects

    A non-union actor can audition for and be hired for a union project. And depending on the project plus governing union, the actor can easily be hired either as union or non-union.

  • News

    Will 'Spider-Man' Injure More Actors?

    A possible touring version of the Broadway musical resurrects safety questions.

  • News

    Is Audition-Room Privacy Dead?

    A planned auction of 54 VHS tapes featuring early auditions by actors Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, and many others has touched off a fit of handwringing in the casting community and endangered the age-old idea of the audition room as sacred space.