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True Grit - The Bitter Lemons Story

Colin Mitchell made me write this. The playwright/blogger/self-described Army Brat knows full well that I’ve focused my energies on improv and music as of late, yet still prods and pesters me for my perspective on LA Theatre. His guilt trip, only a few e-mails long, worked, just as his flattery and a few pieces of Pie got me to write for Bitter Lemons all those years ago. Dude’s got GRIT.In the book Imagine: How Creativity Works, author Jonah Lehrer considers grit, or the tenacity to keep on persevering,...
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Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles (TPL-LA) Offers Advice on Equity's Latest Divide and Conquer Strategy

Dear Colleague,Earlier this year per Actors Equity Association, membership companies were asked to provide Equity with a list of their members.  Most companies provided their lists to the Pro99 group to be held in escrow until after the referendum while some provided their lists directly to Equity.  We understand Equity has now begun contacting those theatre companies with a notice of acceptance or rejection.  Unfortunately we’ve been hearing of legitimate membership companies receiving rejectio...
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HFF16 & AEA

Greetings, Fringers!For those shows including Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) members, there are three codes/agreements that apply to 2016 Fringe productions. Please read the following for some guidelines:There are three codes/agreements that apply to 2016 Fringe productions:99 Seat Agreement: requires at least the prevailing Minimum Wage for all rehearsal and performance hoursTransitional 99 Seat Code: includes a stipend for each performanceLos Angeles 50 Seat Showcase Code: only in theaters of 50 Seats or l...
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Plaintiffs in Actors vs. Actors Equity Association respond to AEA statement

Dear Equity Member and Los Angeles Theatre Community –By now you have seen Equity’s Press Release and letter to their members attacking actors for their efforts to preserve intimate theatre in Los Angeles. Equity’s letter is malicious and false.The Plaintiffs filed this suit on behalf of the entire Los Angeles Theatre Community after Equity ignored a referendum in which the Equity members of this community defeated Equity’s proposed changes by one of the widest margins in Equity’s votin...