Pro99, AEA, the new Equity proposal, and what went down at the Town Hall

Pro99 vs AEA - the town hall

Can a real conversation between Equity and its L.A. membership still happen?

On Monday evening, August 22, LA STAGE Alliance convened a town hall, moderated by Executive Director Steven Leigh Morris, to discuss the new Equity proposal for small theaters in Los Angeles. Actors, producers, and other theater professionals, along with members of the wider community attended. The house was packed and the agenda included a panel discussion by leaders of the theater community.

Same Side, Different Views

Here are two excellent recaps of all that was discussed, quite civilly it was noted, despite the months of rancorous disputes. These articles are written from quite different perspectives. So give them both a read for a fuller understanding of the multifaceted crisis facing Los Angeles’s intimate theaters.

Town Hall Unites LA Theatre Community in Civil Discussion of Equity/99-Seat Conflict
by Hoyt Hilsman

Town Hall: Actor’s Equity Association & our 99-Seat Theatres
by Gregory Crafts

WATCH the entire proceedings

View the video HERE  (source: LA Stage Alliance)

Additional coverage:

This Stage LA

Footlights  and  Footlights (2)

LA Theater Net

Stage Raw

John P. Flynn

LA Times