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Actors' Equity Foundation

Actors' Equity Foundation The Actors' Equity Foundation exists to support the professional theatre community, while promoting and investing in the performing arts. Established in 1962, The Actors' Equity Foundations, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, exists to support the professional theatre community, from emerging artists to seasoned vets, while promoting and investing in the performing arts.

WHAT WE DO:
-GRANTS to over 150 theaters nationwide
-FINANCIAL SUPPORT to agencies serving the arts community: HIV/AIDS programs, diversity initiatives, career transition services, and more
-SCHOLARSHIPS to graduating high school seniors in the arts
-AWARDS celebrating the talent of individual actors

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After a two year pause, The Actors’ Equity Foundation is thrilled to announce our 2022 award winners! 🏆 Richard Seff Awa...
05/16/2022

After a two year pause, The Actors’ Equity Foundation is thrilled to announce our 2022 award winners! 🏆

Richard Seff Award for two veteran actors is awarded to Betsy Aidem (Marcel in Prayer for the French Republic) and Austin Pendleton (Mr. Oldfield in The Minutes).

Clarence Derwent Award for the two most promising performances of the season in a supporting role is given to Justin Cooley (Seth in Kimberly Akimbo) and Kara Young (Letitia in Clydes).

Joe A Callaway Award for the two best performances in a classical play is awarded to Carson Elrod (Dapper in The Alchemist) and Roslyn Ruff (Mrs. Antrobus in Skin of our Teeth).

St Clair Bayfield Award for most outstanding performance in a Shakespearean play is given to Amber Gray (Banquo in Macbeth).

📣 We are so thrilled to announce our 2022 Roger Sturtevant Award winners, Maya Christian and Sophie Mings! These two tal...
05/04/2022
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📣 We are so thrilled to announce our 2022 Roger Sturtevant Award winners, Maya Christian and Sophie Mings!

These two talented musical theatre performers are sure to have bright futures 🌟

We're presenting a FREE workshop: Managing Audition Stress! Join us on Zoom May 9th.Register here and learn more: https:...
04/20/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Managing Audition Stress. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

We're presenting a FREE workshop: Managing Audition Stress!

Join us on Zoom May 9th.

Register here and learn more: https://actorsequity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pceusqT8oGdW_BiBVbwpXBleoqy9p4_OM

Ever had nerves run your audition off the rails? Or completely shut down when the accompanist messes up your song? Does thinking about audition waiting rooms make you sweat? Auditioning can be stressful, but that stress doesn’t have to derail your performance! In this ninety-minute workshop, you.....

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03/16/2022

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📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply now by 3/25.

Please send your EMC friends our way 🎶

📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply now by 3/25. Please send your EMC friends our way 🎶
03/14/2022

📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply now by 3/25.

Please send your EMC friends our way 🎶

EMC musical theatre actors — one week left to apply to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆
03/07/2022

EMC musical theatre actors — one week left to apply to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆

Catch Clarence Derwent Award winner Santino Fontana at the The New York Pops gala 🤵🏻‍♂️
03/03/2022
Jaime Camil, Santino Fontana, Patti Murin & More to Star in New York Pops Gala

Catch Clarence Derwent Award winner Santino Fontana at the The New York Pops gala 🤵🏻‍♂️

The New York Pops today announced an initial line-up of guest artists for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, honoring the Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern...

Have you caught this viral TikTok trend? 👯‍♀️
02/28/2022
The Dance Call That Went Viral on TikTok

Have you caught this viral TikTok trend? 👯‍♀️

The Muny’s online auditions for ‘Legally Blonde’ found an unexpectedly wide audience on the app, but were these dancers actually up for the part, or just building their following?

EMC musical theatre actors — apply now to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆
02/17/2022

EMC musical theatre actors — apply now to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆

EMC musical theatre actors — apply now to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆
01/26/2022

EMC musical theatre actors — apply now to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆

Inviting Death to Tea ☕️
01/14/2022
Inviting Death to Tea

Inviting Death to Tea ☕️

Broadway Legend André De Shields on Life, Career, COVID-19 and HIV

EMC musical theatre actors — apply now to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆
01/11/2022

EMC musical theatre actors — apply now to be our next Roger Sturtevant Award winner! 🏆

We are so grateful to John Michael Higgins, whose appearance last night on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune will benefit the f...
12/06/2021

We are so grateful to John Michael Higgins, whose appearance last night on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune will benefit the foundation. We are honored to have been chosen; thank you for helping actors and stage managers across the country with this gift! 🎁 #celebritywheeloffortune

Don’t forget to watch John Michael Higgins on #CelebrityWheelOfFortune TOMORROW!Watch John compete alongside Nia Vardalo...
12/04/2021

Don’t forget to watch John Michael Higgins on #CelebrityWheelOfFortune TOMORROW!

Watch John compete alongside Nia Vardalos and Jodie Sweetin for a chance to win $1M for the Actors Equity Foundation.

Watch Celebrity Wheel of Fortune tomorrow 12/5, 8/7c on ABC!

We have such thrilling news: John Michael Higgins is going for a spin on #CelebrityWheelOfFortune! Watch him compete alo...
11/30/2021

We have such thrilling news:

John Michael Higgins is going for a spin on #CelebrityWheelOfFortune! Watch him compete alongside Nia Vardalos and Jodie Sweetin for a chance to win $1M for the Actors Equity Foundation.

Watch Celebrity Wheel of Fortune this Sunday 12/5, 8/7c on ABC!

Weekend plans! 🍿
11/19/2021
Photos: TICK, TICK... BOOM! Has its Official New York Premiere

Weekend plans! 🍿

In attendance were Lin-Manuel Miranda (Director/Producer), Andrew Garfield (Cast), Alexandra Shipp (Cast), Vanessa Hudgens (Cast), Robin de Jesús (Cast), Judith Light (cast), Joshua Henry (Cast), Ben Levi Ross (Cast), Steven Levenson (Writer/EP), Brian Grazer (Producer), and Julie Oh (Producer).

Lessons from the Great Pause.
11/16/2021
Back to School After a Year of Hard Lessons

Lessons from the Great Pause.

Students and faculty reflect on returning to in-person education in acting, playwriting, tech, and more at some of the nation’s college theatre programs.

11/11/2021

What’s the most exciting theatre news you’ve heard this month?

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In 2018, National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO)'s Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak won the Actors' Equity Foundation's Bayfield Award for her turn in NAATCO's production of HENRY VI. Katigbak has continually expanded the range of roles Asian American artists play on stage. #WomensHistoryMonth
In 2018, National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO)'s Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak won the Actors' Equity Foundation's Bayfield Award for her turn in NAATCO's production of HENRY VI. Katigbak has continually expanded the range of roles Asian American artists play on stage. #WomensHistoryMonth
Thankful to Actors' Equity Association and the Actors' Equity Foundation for this acknowledgement & award. I'm grateful to those who pressed me to keep doing theater and opera simultaneously while pushing to make this biz/life in the arts my own. More news coming & staying humble. Happy Thursday, beautiful people.
For anyone trying to get a 'civilian' job and struggling to figure out how to market their acting skills on a 'straight' work resume I've put together some tips.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: The deadline for nominations Actors' Equity Association and Actors' Equity Foundationʻs Paul Robeson Award is this Friday, July 24 at 5:00 PM! NOMINATE HERE: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MurnHjRwQUOzLc42PZk4N3gOOXMsNFpEkd5SOgQ1w2NUMTNKUldMUUVKT084R0wzVDJOTTVTNjFRUCQlQCN0PWcu&fbclid=IwAR1wgd66foLQQcNqSfZ7KlU98RQeBeAFm4BbxhjBSh0LnUg4gsPUm-y5qM4 ELIGIBILITY The recipient must have an exemplary record of carrying out Paul Robeson's mission of leveraging theatre beyond the stage to enact their commitment to the freedom of expression and conscience, their belief in the artist’s responsibility to society, and their dedication to the betterment of humankind. • Recipient must be an individual, theater, and/or producing organization • Recipient must not have already won the award
We are currently accepting your nominations for the 2020 Paul Robeson Award. If you know an individual or organization that best exemplifies and practices the principles and ideals of Paul Robeson, let us know by July 24. Actors' Equity Foundation https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MurnHjRwQUOzLc42PZk4N3gOOXMsNFpEkd5SOgQ1w2NUMTNKUldMUUVKT084R0wzVDJOTTVTNjFRUCQlQCN0PWcu
We are currently accepting your nominations for the 2020 Paul Robeson Award. If you know an individual or organization that best exemplifies and practices the principles and ideals of Paul Robeson, let us know by July 24. Actors' Equity Foundation https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MurnHjRwQUOzLc42PZk4N3gOOXMsNFpEkd5SOgQ1w2NUMTNKUldMUUVKT084R0wzVDJOTTVTNjFRUCQlQCN0PWcu
Congratulations to Irish Rep Company Member John Keating, who received the 2019 Joe A. Callaway Award yesterday for his roles in The O'Casey Cycle! The Joe A. Callaway Award, presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation, honors the best performance in a professional production of a classical play, written prior to 1920, in the NYC metropolitan area. John received the 2019 award along with Danielle Brooks, for her work in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Congratulations!
Michael McCarty, a veteran Equity actor who died in 2015 in Santa Barbara at the age of 68, left a portion of his estate to establish an award to be presented annually by the Actors Equity Foundation to a stage actor over the age of 50 residing in Los Angeles. The Actors' Equity Foundation is now taking nominations until October 31! Learn more today - https://www.actorsequityfoundation.org/michael-mccarty-nomination-form?fbclid=IwAR2oj-WYrhu_sKDHNnD6BfIkUVx6tc9TiQSGwHA-du8bcaRH0SQrA3hZof0
Michael McCarty, a veteran Equity actor who died in 2015 in Santa Barbara at the age of 68, left a portion of his estate to establish an award to be presented annually by the Actors Equity Foundation to a stage actor over the age of 50 residing in Los Angeles. The Actors' Equity Foundation is now taking nominations until October 31! Learn more today - https://www.actorsequityfoundation.org/michael-mccarty-nomination-form?fbclid=IwAR2oj-WYrhu_sKDHNnD6BfIkUVx6tc9TiQSGwHA-du8bcaRH0SQrA3hZof0
#TonyAwardWinner André Robin De Shields Receives Actors' Equity Foundation's Richard Seff Award; Marylouise Burke, Sarah Stiles and Ephraim Sykes also honored https://wp.me/p8ilTC-44I Hadestown Tootsie The Musical Ain't Too Proud Musical #hadestown #tootiesthemusical #ainttooproudmusical #tonyawards #tonyawards2019
BroadwayWorld Photo Flash: @André De Shields Receives 2019 Richard Seff Award from the Actors' Equity Foundation. Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin was on hand to present the award to André, along with Hadestown's Anais Mitchell, Amber Renae Gray, Eva Maria Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Mara Isaacs, David Neumann, Liam Robinson, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Samantha Wolfin, Kay Trinidad Karns, Jewelle Blackman, Kimberly Marable, Cherie Tay, Ahmad Simmons, Timothy Oliver Reid. Also in the house to celebrate - Lori Tan Chinn, Francis Jue, Norm Lewis, Brandon Dirden https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Andre-De-Shields-Receives-2019-Richard-Seff-Award-20190616 #tonywinner #tonyawards #tonyawards2019 #broadwayworld