The Hollywood Reporter: Actors’ Equity Permanently Opens Membership to Any Professional Actor or Stage Manager

Any professional actor or stage manager is eligible to join the Actors’ Equity Association for the foreseeable future. 

The union announced Wednesday that it is making permanent its Open Access policy, which was first introduced in July 2021. The policy opens up membership in the union to any actor or stage manager who can demonstrate proof of work and payment through methods such as a Playbill and a paystub, or a website link and a tax document. The policy had been set to expire in May 2023.