While the Great White Way may be the ultimate ambition of many actors, it`s certainly not the only place to find work. Regional theatres throughout the country are hubs for the employment of actors. In fact, the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract is the second largest provider of jobs for equity members behind the production contract awarded for Broadway and a few national touring productions. Pulitzer prize and Tony who arrived on Broadway first through LORT deals: • August: Osage County (Steppenwolf) • Doubt (MTC) • Proof (MTC) • Angels in America (Center Theater Group) • Fences (Yale Rep) • The Shadow Box (CTG) • Annie (Goodspeed Opera House) • The Great White Hope (Arena Stage) New Orleans Area Theatre (NOLA). This agreement is a modified and extended special appearance agreement, specifically designed for use in the immediate vicinity of New Orleans. It is based on the premise that actors and directors of inspice can be used periodically. NOLA includes three salary levels based on the number of performances and rehearsal hours for which the member is employed. Musicals must not be produced under NOLA. There is no health insurance. Theatre for young audiences (TYA). The TYA Agreement applies to the production of written, created or personalized pieces expressly for children.
There are two forms of contract: the weekly contract and the performance contract. Performances usually take place during normal schooling and are limited to 90 minutes. In addition to the performances, the agreement allows « Artist Activity », such as.B. courses with the students. Local and accommodation visits are allowed, but expenses are necessary when actors have to sleep away from where they live. Chicago Area Theatre Accord. This agreement is used in theaters with a capacity of 900 seats or less within 35 miles of the Chicago border and covers both commercial and non-profit theaters. It is a multi-stage contract, with flexibility in terms of seating capacity and performances per week. Local visits are allowed at all levels. Accommodation and fees are valid for accommodation visits. University/Resident Theatre Association Agreement (URTA).
The URTA agreement contains four minimum wage levels, based on the weekly gross of the cinema box office and the number of performances. This is available to universities and universities that regularly employ professional actors and inspectors to perform with students. Visit the URTA website for more information about the association. Since 1965, LORT has been the collective agreement management association between its member theatres and the Actors` Equity Association, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists. Although it started with 26 member theaters, the national organization now has 74 houses in all major U.S. markets and totaled 59,785 work weeks during the 2012-2013 season. The local theatrical movement grew up in the desire to bring theatre back into art form, to defend itself against the « hit-or-miss »; put-it-up, tear-it-down; Make-a-Buck, Lose-a-Buck; discontinuous; artist-indifferent; Broadway roads centered on New York, » said the late Zelda Fichandler, who founded the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C in 1950. She wrote a letter to the Treasury to say that a theater was an educational institution, and that`s how the American theater of the late twenties found.
Its real economic engine, the tax-exempt non-profit corporation, which has allowed theatres to diversify their revenue streams to include cash receipts, grants, public funding, foundation revenues and tax-deductible donations. Theaters all over the country had local companies where equity actors and inspice directors performed great new plays and innovative productions of the classics, owned homes and educated families. . . .