What does it mean when you see that The Public Theatre employs Equity Actors?
Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or "Equity"), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members.
You will find professional Actors and Stage Managers who work nationwide, from New York's Broadway to Los Angeles, from Miami Beach to Maine, in regional, stock and dinner theatre, and in theatres for young audiences which build the audiences of tomorrow.
These Actors and Stage Managers are committed to working in the theatre as a profession, not an avocation, and bring to you the finest professional training and experience.
By presenting Equity productions, The Public Theatre offers to you, our audience, the best entertainment, presented by the finest quality Actors and Stage Managers, that your admission dollars can buy.