On Famous Actors and 99-Seat Theater

LA Observed

I’ve been a Blythe Danner fan for decades. But I don’t understand why her words were chosen to receive the famous-actor spotlight in a full-page LA Times ad – which attacked Actors’ Equity’s controversial proposal to require at least minimum-wage payments to the union’s members who work in LA County theaters with fewer than 100 seats.

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founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #EquityWorks.