The League of Resident Theatres (LORT) Agreement is used by not-for-profit professional regional theatres throughout the United States. Some Theatres employ resident companies each season, though most employ performers on a show-by-show basis. Five of six categories are based on actual weekly box office gross (averaged over a three year period) and determine salary and personnel requirements. The sixth category (A+) governs LORT on Broadway. Local and overnight touring are permitted. Per diem is required when an actor performs overnight tours away from the Theatre. Per diem may be required on local tours. This agreement covers dramatic, musical and repertory productions.
The current agreement began on February 13, 2017 and expires on February 13, 2023.
Members can view the 2013-17 LORT Rulebook and Changes for 2017–2021 in the Rulebook Library in the Member Portal.
Producers with questions about the LORT Agreement should contact their closest Equity regional office.