• DavidSwadis

    Very glad to see this side of the LORT/ART story explained. I do wish some of the article had focused on how becoming a LORT theater has restricted ART and PCS from hiring local actors. From what I’ve learned, earning a certain degree of LORT status dictates to theaters that they MUST hire a certain amount of out-of-town talent, which, as an actor, I can tell you doesn’t help pay my bills.

    • Nicole Lane

      Hi David, I can understand your concern with this. There is no “out of town” clause in our LORT contract, a fact that I’ve confirmed with Artists Rep’s Associate Producer. We are required to hire a specific number of AEA actors. It is always our aim to hire local actors. As an example of our commitment to casting locally, of the three shows we’ve produced under a LORT contract this season we’ve hired 25 local actors and 1 out-of-town actor.
      – Nicole Lane, Director of Communications, Artists Repertory Theatre