New York – Yesterday, following new guidance from the CDC against gatherings of more than 50 people, Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, is asking all Equity producers temporarily postpone all of their required Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) and Equity Chorus Calls (ECCs).
Most producers have already voluntarily requested to postpone their auditions. Updated information on auditions is available in the member portal.
Equity issued guidance to members and Equity Membership Candidates last week asking them not to come to auditions if they are sick or have traveled to high-risk countries.
Read Equity’s statement here calling for emergency aid for arts and entertainment world following the Broadway shutdown. Equity’s prior statement on coronavirus preparations can be found here.
ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its Members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. www.actorsequity.org #EquityWorks
March 16, 2020