LA Theatre Town Hall: Actors’ Equity Association & 99-Seat Theatre

Categories: news,past events

On Monday evening, August 22, LA STAGE Alliance convened a town hall, moderated by our Executive Director Steven Leigh Morris, to discuss Equity’s impending changes to the 99-seat plan with actors, producers, and other theatre professionals. More than 240 attendees packed Theatre 2 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center for the meeting, which included a panel discussion by leaders of the theatre community. You can watch the full video above or visit @ This Stage for a recap.


Actor-producer Michael Shepperd from Celebration Theatre, actress and playwright Vanessa Claire Stewart, actress Rebecca Metz, scenic designer Tom Buderwitz, producers Armina LaManna and Gary Grossman, and actor Larry Poindexter.

Thank you:

We’re happy to have brought together LA theatre community members for a civil, informative discussion of what’s to come, and how best to keep our community thriving moving forward.

This event was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Thank you to everyone who attended, or contributed, to this successful event. Special thanks to Bakers Man Productions, Ken Werther Publicity, and LATC.


Members of the 99-seat community came forward with a proposal for a new plan in order to receive feedback from the rest of the community. That, along with Equity’s proposal, and the slideshow presentation from the town hall can be found below.



One Response to "LA Theatre Town Hall: Actors’ Equity Association & 99-Seat Theatre"

  1. John Lacey Posted on August 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    In response to Q (1:22:35): “How will a membership company be protected?” A: The Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles (TPLLA) is a 501 (c) 6 mutual benefit corporation organized under the nonprofit mutual benefit corporation law of the State of California. For information on TPLLA’s Standards and Best Practices, please refer to our website at:

Leave a Reply