Attention Equity Actors - Showcase Code ReformReform of the NY-Showcase Code is an important issue for me, and for the health of NY's theater scene.
Actor Michael Bell is a member of the subcommittee that is reevaluating the New York Showcase Code. This is a moment for you to have your say. Leave a comment, or e-mail him at showcase - at - michaelbell.net.
The issue of reform of the Showcase Code has been a hot topic on the blogosphere and in NYC. You should check out the League of IndependentTheater, and also the ART/NYWhite Paper on the subject.
Short version: if we want to change the Showcase Code, we need members of the union to speak on their own behalf to the union, and ask for changes in the code that will allow smaller theaters to grow and provide better opportunities for actors. Playwrights, producers and directors may have opinions, but only the voices of actors will make this change happen.
So contact Michael and give him some real fuel, real stories, and real appeals. It's an opportunity to make very real change in NYC's theater scene. Positive and exciting change for all of us.
Again...leave a comment, or e-mail.
Don't know the Code? Read it here.
Here are some articles about the subject:
Village Voice - Breaking the Code 8/21/07
Backstage - Cracking NYC's Equity Showcase Code 8/14/07
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