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