Attention all actors! According to a recent announcement on the Actors' Equity Association website, the organization's ongoing renovations, including building a new Audition Center on the 16th floor of the Equity building, will cause several temporary changes, listed below.
Beginning Friday February 1st, the current Audition Center (on the second floor) will close, and there will be no auditions in the Equity building until the new Audition Center opens.
Starting on Friday February 1st, all Equity Chorus Call Sign-Ups will be moved to the Times Square Visitor Center, which is the current entry-point to the building. There will be a desk staffed by an AEA monitor where you can sign up from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Sign-Up for EPAs will continue to occur as they always have at the venue where they are scheduled. Doors to the Times Square Visitor Center open at 8 am, but Sign-Ups will not begin until 9:30 am.
As always, the primary source for information about upcoming auditions is Casting Call on Equity's website which can be viewed HERE. Auditions at other locations throughout the city will NOT be affected by these temporary changes. Check BroadwayWorld's Equity page for the latest audition opportunities.
Over the next two years or so, major renovations and improvements will be made to the Equity Building located at West 46 Street, NYC. The Equity Offices, including Membership and Auditions, and VITA are all open for business as usual and will not be affected during the renovations.
Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or "Equity"), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 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 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.