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Tim Robbins: Ending the 99-Seat Theatre Plan would be bad for actors

Tim Robbins: Ending the 99-Seat Theatre Plan would be bad for actors

I am a proud member of Actors' Equity. I am in full support of paying actors. At the Actors' Gang, the theater company where I'm the artistic director, we put 70% of our annual budget into our actors' pockets. We pay them for their work on tour with our productions, in staffing positions, as teachers in our school programs and as facilitators in our prison outreach programs. Most started as volunteers and now earn far above minimum wage. As much as I support paying actors, I oppose Actors' Equity's attempt to end the 99-Seat Theatre Plan, which allows union members to work for a stipend in small theater productions. The union has cleverly spun this as a...

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