Thursday, June 30, 2011

Theatreworks goes pro

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Late last week, Theatreworks announced a new contract with the Actors' Equity Association that allows the theater company to "engage as many AEA actors as needed," according to a release.

In recent years, UCCS' stage troupe has tended to only utilize an AEA member or two per show on average.

But executive director Drew Martorella, in that same release, says, “We pursued this agreement when it became clear that we wanted to hire more professional actors than our current 'casual' contracts would allow.”

The Small Professional Theater Contract, as it is called, should "raise the bar for our regional non-Equity talent as well," added Martorella.

Theatreworks, with its season-opening performance of The Merchant of Venice on Thursday, Aug. 4, will emerge as the first company in the Pikes Peak Region to work with a seasonal AEA agreement.

Theatreworks caliber of programming should go up a notch under its new agreement.
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Theatreworks caliber of programming should go up a notch under its new agreement.

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