Actors' Equity Association to Celebrate Ninth Annual Swing Day

Actors’ Equity Association will celebrate its ninth annual Swing Day tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2024, honoring the hard-working performers who go on stage, sometimes at a moment’s notice, to cover multiple chorus roles.

A swing is a member of the ensemble who learns multiple parts, or tracks, and is on standby to cover for multiple members of the chorus. Depending on the needs of a production, a swing could go on for any number of tracks, including those written for other genders, ages or even more than one track at once. A swing may only learn they are going on moments before a performance begins, or even in the middle of a show.