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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

Matt Gibson - Actor Profile

Matt Gibson is an award-winning actor with representation in NYC & London.

Rhode Island
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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.

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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Jason Simon - Actor Profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-YYjX74lBs

 

At a petite 6'3", Jason Simon is a presence! Whether he's bringing audiences to tears as the not so gentle giant Lenny in Of Mice & Men,…

Richard LaFleur - Actor Profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DlPRZyZpwY

Richard Lafleur is a Canadian born actor, singer, dancer, and aspiring writer. He is an alumnus of both the American Musical and Dramatic Academy…

Montreal, Quebec
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Monica Cioffi - Actor Profile

https://youtu.be/aAThEvaPgF0

 

Get To Know Dancer / Actor Monica Cioffi as we caught up with her backstage at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY

 

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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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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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Equity Theatres - Most Recent Additions

San Francisco Playhouse

Founded by Bill English and Susi Damilano as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in 2003, San Francisco Playhouse is the Bay Area’s fastest-growing theatre company and has been described as…

San Francisco, California
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New York Stage & Film Company

For 33 years, SAF has played a major role in the development of new plays for the American theater, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures,…

New York, New York
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Orlando Shakespeare Theater


Founded in 1989, Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF produces classic, contemporary, and children’s plays. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and…

Orlando, Florida
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Underground Railway Theatre

Central Square Theater, is a state-of-the-art theatrical arts facility where audiences find, under one roof, the distinctive repertoires of two award-winning, professional companies, The…

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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White Heron Theatre

When actor-director Lynne Bolton met legendary theatre educator Earle Gister, associate dean at Yale School of Drama for nearly 20 years, in the mid-1990s, it sparked a shared aspiration: to…

Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Tuacahn Center for the Arts

VISION:

THE VISION OF TUACAHN CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS: 

  • To produce quality entertainment of the highest professional standards that promote family values, uplift the human spirit and…

Ivins, Utah
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Zoetic Stage, Inc.

Zoetic Stage was founded in 2010 to create fresh, bold interpretations of contemporary plays and musicals,
and is dedicated to enhancing South Florida's national artistic profile by producing…

Miami, Florida
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Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique…

Naples, Florida
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