Actors Equity Association (“AEA” or “Equity”), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 48,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
Actors Access is the open window to the breakdowns for actors. The information in Actors Access includes only those projects which Breakdown Services/Showfax have been given permission to release in Actors Access by the Casting Director. It is a service of Breakdown Services, Inc.
The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.
The Apothetae is a theatre company dedicated to the production of full-length plays about the “Disabled Experience,” focusing on newly commissioned works by both established and up and coming playwrights, and extant work featuring characters with disabilities or dealing with disabled themes. By making visible the human impact of disabled people throughout history, we believe empathy can be practiced, perceptions changed, and new communities forged through the collaborative and transformative power of the artistic process.
All For One Theatre develops and supports the art and craft of solo theater through education, performance, community and advocacy. AFO is devoted to extraordinary solo theater as a uniquely durable and direct means of delivering life-changing stories.
Brit Whittle is a professional actor, voice over artist, and writer based in New York City. He is a native of my hometown (Brunswick, GA) and an all around great guy!
Born Just Right is a blog written by Jen Reeves to provide support and encouragement to families with children who have limb loss.
Camp No Limits is the only camp for young people with limb loss & their families, creating a network of support for all the campers. Camp No Limits offers therapeutic programs with specialized professionals, including physical & occupational therapist, prosthetist & adult amputees role models.
College Resources for Disabled Students is a comprehensive guide to accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs, from BestColleges.com.
The Episcopal Actors Guild provides emergency aid and support to professional performers of all faiths undergoing financial crisis. We are also dedicated to helping emerging artists advance their careers through scholarships, awards, and performance opportunities.
The Field is dedicated to providing strategic services to thousands of performing artists and companies in New York City and beyond. We foster creative exploration, steward innovative management strategies, and are delighted to help artists reach their fullest potential.
Lucky Fin Project is a great organization and resource that exists to raise awareness and celebrate children and individuals born with symbrachydactyly or other limb differences.
I AM PWD was a three-year Tri-Union (SAG, AFTRA, Actors’ Equity) campaign for Inclusion in the Arts and Media of People with Disabilities (I AM PWD). Its goal was to enhance the status and promote the advancement of performers with disabilities; nurture members knowledge and skills; improve members professional careers through the sharing and dispersing of information; promote the profession as a whole; further the understanding of the profession and foster understanding and respect for the disabled performers within; develop and improve working standards and assist in the continuing development of ethical standards for practitioners in the industry.
Inclusion in the Arts is the nation’s leading advocate for full diversity as a key to the vitality and dynamism of American theatre, film, and television. We promote authentic dialogue about race, culture, and disability that embraces the complexity of underlying social and historical issues and advocate for full inclusion of artists of color and performers with disabilities at all levels of production in theatre, film, television, and related media.
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Living One Handed is a blog and podcast by Ryan Haack about his experience growing up one handed.
Monomaffia is a Solo Theatre Festival held in the beautiful town of Parnu, Estonia.
Paper Lantern Theatre is a NC based theatre company with a mission to produce plays that entertain and enlighten both the artists and the audience. Tell diverse stories to a diverse audience, creating a shared experience in search of understanding.
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company is a NYC based theatre company who’s mission is to pursue and explore themes of love and passion, in all its myriad forms through classical, contemporary, and new works. We are committed to working as an ensemble based company, producing affordable and relevant theatre.
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
Soul-O Theatre Festival was developed by Tracey Erin Smith at Toronto’s Ryerson University’s ACT II Studio, SoulOTheatre is an innovative, interactive program designed to help people create, write, direct and star – in their own One-Person Show by transforming raw material from their lives into creative personal story telling performances.
Shannon Devido is an actress, comedian, singer, writer and genuinely amazing person.
Southern Mississippi Department of Theatre is where I received my BFA in Threatre Performance.
Theatre Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) is the only Off-Broadway theater, and one of the few theaters in the country, dedicated to advancing actors and writers with disabilities.
Theatre Development Fund (TDF) a not-for-profit organization, was created with the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured. TDF’s twofold mission is to identify and provide support, including financial assistance, to theatrical works of artistic merit and to encourage and enable diverse audiences to attend live theatre and dance in all their venues.
Tony Memmell is a songwriter and performer with unique charisma and creativity.
Tree Top Artists represents the finest in family and educational entertainment throughout North America. With over 10 years of agency experience, TreeTop delivers distinctive performers and the best in family music, theatre, puppetry and physical comedy.
UNCG Theatre is where I received my MFA in Theatre Performance.
United Solo is a New York-based company dedicated to the genre of one-person performance. Our goal is to present solo pieces, both local and international; discover original scripts; bring creators together; exchange perspectives; assemble performers, companies, and institutions, as well as other activities related to solo performance. We believe the single person on stage gives us the opportunity to connect and focus on the uniqueness of human being.
VSA is the international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all. With 52 international affiliates and a network of nationwide affiliates, VSA is providing arts and education programming for youth and adults with disabilities around the world.
Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania is an organization who’s mission is to inspire young people and to expand their learning through the arts. Our vision and goal is to foster the creativity of every child, and to encourage productive and caring human beings. Our music, dance, theatre, literary, media and visual arts programs are culturally diverse, curriculum-based and measurably effective.