Important Pros and Cons of Joining Actors’ Equity Association

Actors’ Equity Association (or AEA) currently represents over 51,000 stage managers and stage actors. Like any labor union, Equity’s job is to protect its’ members.

There are 3 different ways an actor can be eligible to join AEA.

1) By virtue of employment (receiving an equity contract after booking a show)

2) Through membership of a sister union (SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA)

3) Through the Equity Membership Candidate Program

Every labor union has its pros and cons. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when you are considering joining Actors’ Equity Association.

Read the pros and cons HERE

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