What is a regional Theatre company?

What is a regional Theatre company?

A regional theater, or resident theater, in the United States is a professional or semi-professional theater company that produces its own seasons. The term regional theater most often refers to a professional theater outside New York City. A regional theater may be a non-profit, commercial, union, or non-union house.

What is the League of Resident Theatres?

The League of Resident Theatres (LORT) is the largest professional theater association of its kind in the United States, with 75 member theaters located in every major market in the U.S., including 29 states and the District of Columbia.

How many professional equity Theatres are there in the state of New Jersey?

To learn more about all 40 professional theatres of the Alliance, including upcoming virtual and in-person performances, visit www.njtheatrealliance.org.

What is a LORT B contract?

The LORT contract requires B+ theaters to employ more professionals to nonprofessionals—starting at 13:1—than lower theaters, starting at 11:1 for B, 9:1 for C, and 7:1 for D. Emily Van Scoy, general manager of the LORT-B Hartford Stage in Hartford, Conn., emphasizes that these letters are not a ranking system.

What is the difference between Broadway and off-Broadway theatre?

What distinguishes Broadway vs. Off-Broadway (and Off-Off-Broadway) theaters is simply the number of seats in the theater. Theaters with a house larger than 500 seats are considered Broadway theaters or On-Broadway theaters. Theaters with houses between 99 and 499 seats are Off-Broadway.

How many theater companies are there in the US?

There are 2,525 Movie Theaters businesses in the US as of 2022, an increase of 4.7% from 2021.

How many LORT theaters are there?

With 75 Member Theatres in 29 states and the District of Columbia, LORT is the largest professional theatre association of its kind in the United States.

Is LORT a union?

Photo by John Everett. LORT administers the primary national not-for-profit collective bargaining agreements with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), and United Scenic Artists (USA). LORT members communicate collectively via LORT Counsel’s office in New York.

How do you get into Actors Equity?

When you wish to join Equity, you must complete a membership application and pay the required minimum of the initiation fee. Your EMC registration fee will be credited against your initiation fee (except as noted above). Once you join Equity, you will also be subject to Basic dues and Working dues.

How do you become an EMC?


  1. Obtain an eligible position at an Equity theater that participates in the EMC program.
  2. Complete the EMC registration form provided by the producer.
  3. Return the completed form, with the non-refundable $200 registration fee payable to Actors’ Equity Association, to the producer for filing with the union.

What does a Broadway lead make?

A famous actor or actress in a lead could receive $100,000 or more a week, especially if their contract calls for a percentage of ticket sales. And, as of 2017, with slight increases expected by 2019, the current minimum salary for an Equity performer on Broadway was $2,034 a week.

Are Off Broadway shows equity?

The Off-Broadway League collectively negotiates contracts with Actors’ Equity, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists, with which it recently negotiated a multi-year agreement.