We are proud to announce that THEATERWORKS has executed a seasonal agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. We are the first theater in the Pikes Peak Region to operate under a seasonal agreement with Equity.
The Small Professional Theater Agreement is the standard contract for developing regional theaters and enables the theater to engage as many AEA actors as needed. Non-union actors will still be eligible to work for THEATREWORKS as long as the minimum number of Equity contracts are satisfied.
“We pursued this agreement when it became clear that we wanted to hire more professional actors than our current “casual” contracts would allow,” says THEATREWORKS Executive Director, Drew Martorella. “In the ensuing negotiations with Equity, we arrived on a contract used for developing theaters, the Small Professional Theater Contract. This new agreement will enable us to both engage more top quality artists from around the country, but will also “raise the bar” for our regional non-Equity talent as well.