CMU School of Drama

Friday, June 30, 2017

Actors’ Equity Releases First-Ever Diversity Study Showing Disparities in Theater Hiring

Stage Directions: Actors' Equity, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers, released a groundbreaking new diversity study of employment on two of its major contracts. The study of anonymous member data, which examined the casts of new productions that opened between 2013 to 2015, shows that women and members of color have fewer work opportunities and often draw lower salaries when they do find work.

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