What is Equity in musical theatre?
Equity, also known as Actor’s Equity Association or AEA, is the union for stage professionals- singers, actors and dancers. All Broadway shows, in addition to many regional theaters and national tours, work under Equity contracts.
Is actors Equity a labor union?
Actors’ Equity Association (“AEA” or “Equity”), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
Can Equity actors do community theater?
Universities, non-profit community theatres and non-profit groups operating within an educational or community framework may secure the services of professional Actors by obtaining permission from Equity.
How do I know if my Equity name is taken?
Check with both Spotlight and Equity to see if they already have members with your name. When joining Equity, names are reserved on receipt of a full or student membership form, which can be obtained from 020 7379 6000 or Equity.
What benefits do actors get?
Among the benefits that may be included in Equity contracts are:
- Minimum salaries, including overtime, pay for additional duties, housing and/or per diem while touring.
- Health insurance and pension plan, 401(k), supplemental workers’ compensation insurance.
- Contract negotiation and administration.
Can SAG actors do community theater?
Since you are SAG you aren’t supposed to do any kind of non-union work- no non-union theater and no non-union commercial/industrials. The Global One rule states that once you join one union, you no longer are allowed to work for a producer unless they are under a union contract.
Do Broadway actors get paid well?
A famous actor or actress in a lead could receive $100,000 or more a week, especially if their contract calls for a percentage of ticket sales. And, as of 2017, with slight increases expected by 2019, the current minimum salary for an Equity performer on Broadway was $2,034 a week.