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