California’s latest attempt to save its smaller theatres, which have been severely strained by a new labor law and COVID impacts, has the crucial backing of Equity.
Small theatre is an aesthetic as well as an economic designation, and both aspects deserve attention.
Some theatres are using the actors’ union’s new minimum-wage agreement, but there’s minimal agreement about its impact or its future.
After months of negotiations, the actors’ union pulls the plug, giving small theatres until December to comply with new minimum wage rules. The case will now go to court.
A small but powerful theatre in Pasadena has become a national new-play force, but it’s facing new challenges at home.
The next step in the battle over L.A.’s unique Equity “waiver” is intended to get the parties back to the table.
A New York actor who has stayed on top of L.A.’s 99-Seat controversy wins the top office.
The seasoned bicoastal theatremaker agrees in principle with Equity’s goals, but not its expectations or its tactics.
Los Angeles is still getting a good deal, AEA’s executive director insists, if people would only take the time to study its new proposals for the city’s small theatres.
After a referendum vote against its previous proposals, Equity offers new options and loopholes, but retains minimum-wage demand for small-theatre work.