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re: Actors’ Equity Association Announces ‘Open Access,’ Expanding Eligibility for Union Membership
Posted by: Singapore/Fling 08:14 pm EDT 07/21/21
In reply to: re: Actors’ Equity Association Announces ‘Open Access,’ Expanding Eligibility for Union Membership - PlayWiz 07:47 pm EDT 07/21/21

But that’s the whole point, the current approach to non-Union actors asks them to put in the time to show up, wait outside, and maybe be seen if they got there early enough. Hoping that maybe some BIPOC actors will be seen only for shows that specifically need BIPOC actors because there aren’t enough BIPOC actors in Equity is not a solution, even as it points directly at the problem: A) not enough BIPOC actors in Equity, and B) the notion that BIPOC actors should be seen only in cases where the parts require BIPOC actors.

The current set-up to join Equity, especially the EMC process, favors white, cis-gender, able bodied actors. This is one possible solution that might lead to actual success in broadening the industry’s idea of who deserves to be seen on stage and regarded as professional.
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