Tales in the aftermath of AEA’s termination of LA’s 99 seat theatre plan

fallout from the 99seat plan termination

A catastrophic blow to the intimate theatres of Los Angeles


  • Less work for union actors.
  • Theatre companies left scrambling.

We’ll keep the stories here updated and current.

“Since the December 14 termination by Actors’ Equity Association of the 99-Seat Plan, Los Angeles intimate theatres have been tackling the issue of how to continue to produce under these new conditions. Some producing organizations have implied they intend to go completely non-union in the future, and others have simply announced they are unable to make the jump to the new Agreement, and must find a feasible way to keep producing that works within their financial realities.” – This Stage Magazine

“Perhaps the most important opportunities provided by the now bludgeoned 99-Seat Plan was the quality of the local culture for the audiences who attended the tens of thousands of performances staged here over the decades. The number and quality of those performances will now inevitably be diminished.” – Steven Leigh Morris, Executive Director of LA STAGE Alliance READ MORE 

How theatre artists of Los Angeles are moving forward. Or not. Under these new conditions:


The Theatre @ Boston Court Looks Forward After AEA Termination of 99-Seat Plan

Letter: Equity Stonewalls L.A. Theater Company

After the Fallout: Effects of Equity’s new Agreement for LA



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