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There is a massive threat to the continued existence of LA’s intimate (99 seat) theatres.

Thousands of actors in Los Angeles have come together to oppose a proposal by Actors’ Equity, the theater actors’ union. The new proposal seeks to prohibit its members from lending their talents to small, nonprofit theaters by requiring these theaters to increase actor compensation nearly 1,000%.

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January 22, 2016  Crowdsourced fund started to pay legal expenses associated with the upcoming talks with Actors’ Equity Association.
October 17, 2015 – LAWSUIT filed against Actors’ Equity Association
August 13, 2015 – Signatures are being gathered on open letter to Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle from #Pro99 AEA Members.
April 21, 2015  – Equity has issued its decision for the future of small theater in Los Angeles, and it is, to put it mildly, disappointing. They ignored a landslide 66% vote against their initial proposal, and passed it against the will of the membership with a few additions and changes. We thank supporters of Los Angeles theater for their support, and are determined to keep fighting for our future.

Read the LA TIMES overview ► HERE
Read the Union’s full decision ► HERE
Countering the Union’s Propaganda ► HERE