Thank you Kristine Nevins!
“Please let the LA Members know that this proposal came from the Western Regional Board. As an Eastern Regional Councillor and former chair of Off Off Broadway I have appreciated hearing from our LA members. I do not believe that Equity is trying to shut down Equity Waiver Theatre and this is why I am concerned with the current Proposal. As a former Chair of Off Off Broadway I worked with Staff to make it easier to extend a Showcase Run and to transition to Contract. Numerous Seasonal Showcase Companies have become contract companies ie: SIGNATURE, PRIMARY STAGES, SECOND STAGE, AMAS REP, ATLANTIC THEATRE, even ROUND ABOUT, now a thriving LORT/Bdway company.
I would like to see theatre companies grow in LA. I am concerned the current proposal is flawed. (Too much, too soon) However, I am favor of the Members Project Code which is similar to NYC’ s Showcase, one-shot production Code and the Members Project Code of other cities.” – Kristine Nevins, Eastern Principal Councillor