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The Actors' Equity Association

The Actors' Equity Association (AEA) stands as a venerable institution, representing the interests of professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States. Founded in 1913, AEA has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of live theatrical performances, ensuring the welfare and rights of its members.

At its core, the AEA is committed to fostering a fair and thriving environment for those who dedicate their lives to the art of live performance. The association negotiates and enforces contracts, striving to secure reasonable wages, benefits, and safe working conditions for its members. AEA has been instrumental in establishing industry standards, advocating for inclusivity, and promoting diversity in the performing arts.

One of the distinctive features of AEA is its dedication to the principle of "equal pay for equal work." This commitment extends beyond the stage, advocating for equity and fairness in all aspects of the industry. Additionally, AEA offers resources and support for its members, including health and pension plans, professional development opportunities, and a network of like-minded individuals.

As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, the Actors' Equity Association remains a steadfast champion for the rights and well-being of those who bring stories to life on the stage. In doing so, AEA not only preserves the legacy of theatrical excellence but also contributes to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of live performance in the cultural tapestry of the United States.

 

Learn more at

ActorsEquity.org

Actor Profiles - Most Recent Additions 2

Richard LaFleur - Actor Profile

Richard Lafleur is a Canadian born actor, singer, dancer, and aspiring writer.

Montreal, Quebec
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Cait Crowley - Actor Profile

Cait is a New York City based actor, dancer and singer who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.

New York, New York
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Carina Avila - Actor Profile

Meet Carina Avila got her start in Los Angeles working on TV and music videos. She is now focused on transferring her early success to the theatre.

New York, New York
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Gina Milo - Actor Profile

Gina is a Long Island born, actor/singer based in New York City. She most recently appeared as Martha Vail in the York Theater's Mufti production of Subways are for Sleeping and Tanya in Mason Street's production of Mamma

New York, New York
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Lance E. Hayes - Actor Profile

Lance is currently a working actor out of New York City, and is loving every minute.

New York, New York
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Jason Simon - Actor Profile

At a petite 6'3", Jason Simon is a presence!

Monica Cioffi - Actor Profile

Get To Know Dancer / Actor Monica Cioffi backstage at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY

Eddie Gutierrez - actor profile

Eddie attended NYU for acting, training at the Stella Adler Studio and the Experimental Theatre Wing, and while he was there, he picked up a minor in Music, while also enrolling in the dance program at Peridance in Union Square.

Equity Theatres - Most Recent Additions

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Since its opening in 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects…

Arvada, Colorado
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Unicorn Theatre

The Unicorn Theatre was founded by Caryl Jenner as a touring company in 1947 with a commitment to giving children a valuable and often first ever experience of quality theatre, and a…

Kansas City, Missouri
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Old Globe

The mission of The Old Globe is to preserve, strengthen, and advance American theatre by: Creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards; Producing and presenting works…

San Diego, California
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Northern Sky Theater

The mission of Northern Sky Theater is to create, develop and present professional musical and dramatic productions that will further the knowledge and appreciation of the culture and…

Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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Lyric Stage Company of Boston

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston produces theatrical art which expresses the range of possibilities that live theatre offers, reflects the different cultures of the Greater Boston area, and…

Boston, Massachusetts
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Alpine Theatre Project

To imagine without boundaries, to create vibrant professional entertainment and transformative arts education, to inspire the audience, artists, and next generation.

Whitefish, Montana
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Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre pursues theatrical excellence and advances the art form, creating and sharing stories at the center of the nation’s creative crossroads. KC Rep cultivates…

Kansas City, Missouri
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AthensWest Theatre Company

AthensWest Theatre Company is committed to developing an intimate and dynamic relationship with Central Kentucky by producing compelling professional theatre.

Lexington, Kentucky
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