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Who’s An Amateur?

HowlRound: Jonathan Mandell on the shifting definitions of “amateur”,  “professional theater” and “theater professional.” “Given the economic reality, don’t we have to come up with a definition of ‘theater professional’ that doesn’t exclude people who make their living in other ways?” http://bit.ly/1I3Dytg  

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Send in the Professionals

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“What defines a Professional?”  This seemingly simple question has become a hot topic amid the aggressive and highly unpopular actions the Actors’ Equity Association (the actors’ union) has taken towards its own Los Angeles membership.  Equity’s actions have eliminated a 29-year-old plan that allowed professional, union actors to participate in intimate theater for essentially no pay.  So “pay” is apparently the answer to the posed ...

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