National Endowment for the Arts: Kate Shindle and Greg Reiner

President of Actors' Equity Kate Shindle and the Director of Theater & Musical Theater Greg Reiner discuss the current challenges, strategic innovations, and the evolving landscape of American theater. Shindle provides an overview of the history and evolving mission of Actors' Equity in safeguarding actors and stage managers, while Reiner discusses the NEA's strategic funding to support theaters nationwide, highlighting the critical need for sustainability in the sector. Both emphasize the creative resilience and artistic innovation within the theater community while exploring the significant financial and structural challenges faced by the industry during and post-COVID-19.