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AEA, ACTOR'S EQUITY ASSOCIATION, LOCAL AEA BRANCH
Read important information on AEA membership, AEA eligibility requirements, AEA benefits, and AEA duties and responsibilities. Find out how to join the local AEA branch in your area.
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Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or "Equity"), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 48,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
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AEA ELIGIBILITY
Performers are eligible to join Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or "Equity"), if their employment is under an Equity contract or if they are already a member of performing arts sister union.

AEA DUES
Basic dues are $118 per year and working dues are 2.25% of gross earnings under Equity contract.

AEA MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Equity-only auditions via casting call and Equity hotlines.

  • Agency regulations

  • Member discounts

  • The Equity News and website

  • Seminars

  • Special events

  • Member discounts

  • Pessional name protection

  • Tax assistance through VIT

  • Voting privileges

  • Access to service organizations like The Actors' Fund, Career Transition for Dancers, the Actors' Federal Credit Union and the AFL-CIO

AEA MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Do not rehearse or perform without a signed contract
  • Give your best possible performance
  • Be on time for rehearsals
  • Consult the deputy or stage manager in case of disputes


CONTACT INFORMATION
Actors' Equity Association (AEA)

Representing: American actors and stage managers in the theater.
Contact Information:
-National Headquarters
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
telephone: 212-869-8530
fax: 212-719-9815
Website: http://www.actorsequity.org

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