Equity establishes franchising regulations that permit talent agents to represent members for theatrical employment. Learn more about the regulations in place to ensure fair representation for our members.
CONTRACTS & CODES
Learn about the agreements Equity negotiates and administers with theatrical employers, as well as the limited circumstances where Equity members may perform without benefit of an Equity contract, sometimes referred to as "codes," "guidelines" or "rules."
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
We endeavor to engage in progressive dialogue surrounding diversity and inclusion with our employers, casting directors and industry leaders so as to encourage a more equitable, fair and inclusive work environment for all, including people who have been historically underrepresented both on and off the stage. We strive to unite our community in these shared endeavors.
DO NOT WORK
There are times when good-faith negotiations between Actors’ Equity and employers do not result in an agreement suitable for union members. When this happens, those employers are placed on the Do Not Work List. If you have been offered employment by someone on this list, or if you have questions about the employer, please contact Equity.
RAY LONERGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Ray Lonergan Memorial Library was established in 1986 as the result of a generous donation from the family of the late actor and teacher Ray Lonergan. With a collection of more than 4,000 scripts, the library continues to provide a valuable resource for reading scripts, studying scenes or procuring monologues prior to auditions.
RESOURCES FOR PRODUCERS
This is your spot for rules, paperwork, information and who to contact if you can't find what you need. If you have questions regarding a specific agreement, please contact your regional Equity office.
SHOWS ON TOUR
Equity strives to have a comprehensive list of all Equity and non-Equity tours. Learn more about why the union status of touring productions matters at Ask If It's Equity.
Actors' Equity Association offers studio space for rent at our audition centers in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Theatre Authority is a nonprofit organization that administers and regulates the free appearances of performers and provides assistance to members of the theatrical community. If you are planning a benefit or telethon and wish to engage Equity actors and stage managers, you must clear your event through Theatre Authority.
EQUITY OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS
Bring experienced Equity members to your classroom to share their knowledge about the union with your theatre students!