Celebrities teamed up with the ACLU for a video titled "My Name Is Mirian."
Let’s stave off the existential threat Donald Trump presents to our republic.
While it may not have been the intent of Equity to discriminate against minority, women-based and LGBT theaters, the impact
Saying that you have actually won more votes, more contests or more pledged delegates will not, in fact, make any of those things true. Even if you say it a lot, or in the form of angry tweets and Internet comments.
The normally reticent Robert DeNiro could not repress himself at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall for the annual Chaplin
As many Americans have learned this hard-fought election cycle, U.S. territories actually do participate in presidential primaries despite not having a vote in November.
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Art & Life, On & Off-Screen: Infinitely Polar Bear's Maya Forbes and Imogene Wolodarsky's Mother-Daughter Creative Dynamic + Mark Ruffalo On Film Roles and Politics (VIDEO)
What's it like to put your art and reputation where your mouth is? Or to portray your Mom when she was your age, dealing with her bipolar Dad -- in a movie directed by...your Mom?
Tavis Smiley: Tim Robbins on How His 'Prison Project' Gives Inmates Essential Tools for Post-Prison Life
Widely respected for his advocacy work, Robbins is the Founding Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang, a theater group which has spearheaded a project that provides rehabilitative acting workshops for incarcerated men and women in California.
There is no doubt that Actors Equity has a vital role to play in American theater in the 21st century, much as it did throughout the 20th century. However, if it wants to preserve its vital role it must change its vision of the future.
It may be time for the National Labor Relations Board to step in and mediate LA's "99-seat theater wars."
It's a perfect example of "divide and conquer" that will ultimately lead to the decline of L.A. theater. Why? Because talented young actors, fresh out of drama school or college, will be unable to form their own companies with their colleagues.
In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.
A union that is over a hundred years old should not put itself at risk of splitting apart, simply because of a hidebound leadership mired in the past. While the union movement across the country is in a fight for its life, the last thing it needs is for union leaders to hasten its demise.
Here we go again. Just like the rabble-rousing "Waiver Wars" of the mid '80s -- union meetings, passionate and heated rhetoric -- all about the well-being, membership, management, and dare I say, survival, of Los Angeles's vital 99-seat theater scene.
While the prospect of patching up the road ahead may be bumpy, especially when you trudge through the potholes of 2014, some past wisdom may help us along the way.
The main characters of one of the greatest movies of all time reunited twenty years after the film first hit theaters.
I reviewed last year's production right around this time. I wanted to watch this show every night, laughing, engaged by the lyric, mythic and wacky action.
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