The League of Independent Theater recognizes and celebrates the good work of Actors’ Equity Association since 1912. We respectfully request the opportunity to discuss options that will allow those creating independent theater to work with actors who are members of Actors’ Equity in a more beneficial way for both sides. Many members of the League are also card-carrying AEA actors. We want good and positive outcomes for everyone involved.
We want to create conditions that will allow independent theater practitioners to rehearse and run productions for lengths of time worthy of everyone involved, including our audiences.
We want to restore New York City’s reputation as the place where young artists are welcomed and have a decent chance of staying and creating a body of work in our city. We look forward to many conversations on this matter. We believe a new Independent Theater Code would be good for our actors, our city, and our souls.
If you have thoughts on what should be included in an Independent Theater Code, please contact us here. Your responses will be kept confidential.