The Compensation Conversation

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How do you make a living in the theatre? That’s a question American Theatre is exploring in our February 2017 issue. After the historic deal struck between Actors’ Equity and the Off-Broadway League that promises to dramatically raise actors’ and stage managers’ wages over the next five years, we take a deep dive into the state of compensation at nonprofit theatres around the country. It’s common knowledge that theatre people do the work for love, not money, but that doesn’t pay the rent. Must love and a living wage be mutually exclusive? We explore those questions below.

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