So far, (paying) jobs for union actors are decreasing, not increasing.


“Our 2017 season will … employ the smallest number of actors in our history in order to afford to be in compliance.”

“We have the first evidence of the impacts from Actors’ Equity Association’s new, promulgated 99-Seat Agreement in Los Angeles County theaters.

The idea underlining the Agreement was that it was supposed to incentivize producers to pay union actors a living wage – the first step being minimum wage to actors and stage managers for all rehearsals and performances in theaters of all sizes – replacing a system of volunteerism with steadily rising expense reimbursements… but it’s as grounded in the empirical reality of 2017 LA theater as a Polar Bear wandering across the Mojave Desert.”

READ MORE HERE ► After the Fallout: Effects of Equity’s new Agreement for LA by Steven Leigh Morris for StageRaw

Don’t let LA theatre go dark

Don’t let LA theatre go dark.

“The clock is ticking! Beginning December 14th, 2016, despite the Los Angeles community’s urging and a lawsuit served on Actors’ Equity Association by Equity members and producers, Equity will impose new rules and regulations which will change theatre in Los Angeles forever.

This change will take away most of the opportunities for Equity actors to work in intimate theatre in Los Angeles and destroy Los Angeles intimate theatre as we know it.”

• Read the joint message to the Los Angeles community from Pro99 and the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Equity.

• Learn the 8 ways YOU can help preserve intimate theatre in Los Angeles.

Click ► HERE for the full article via Stage Raw

2015 Stage Raw LA Theater Awards available LIVE in a REAL-TIME stream

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A chance for LA Theater to shout very, very loudly

The 2015 Stage Raw Los Angeles Theater Awards will available LIVE in a REAL-TIME stream. Anyone with an Apple product (iPhone/iPad) will be able to watch.

This is a chance for LA Theater to shout very, very loudly indeed. THIS Monday night, April 13th.

Now is the time to jump on Twitter: get people to follow @StageRaw and @LAThtrAwards – there will be live commentary and banter there.

And remember to thank Steven Leigh Morris when you see him: he allowed this to happen and supports this move into the 21st Century.

This year, the Stage Raw Awards will be live-streamed over Twitter to the entire world.

So what do you have to do to watch?

Easy. Right now ….
Go HERE (scroll to bottom for simple set-up instructions.)

(Kevin Delin’s got you covered!)

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Stage Raw is pleased to announce the first annual Stage Raw Los Angeles Theater Awards, championing the best work of 2014 in L.A.’s now embattled theaters of 99-seats or less. Join us at the Los Angeles Theatre Center for a 1940s-style cocktail party, complete with Jazz from special musical guests, Static Trio +, a pre-show hosted bar and fortifying tasty treats after the awards have been given. Presented by the Celebration Theatre. Join us for a fantastic night!”

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