Counting Actors: August 2011

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This is a project I started in June. How to participate is explained here, and here are June results and July results.

16 Shows counted:

  • Of Dice and Men/Impact Theater
  • 7 Guitars/Marin Theater Company
  • The Nature Line/Sleepwalkers Theater
  • Exit Pursued by a Bear/Crowded Fire
  • Reduction in Force/Central Works
  • Cymbeline/SF Shakespeare Festival (in this production, the character of Pisanio was played by a woman)
  • Abigail Dreary/Ianiro Productions
  • Streetcar Named Desire/Dragon Production
  • Seussical/Berkeley Playhouse (in this production, the role of JoJo, who is a young boy, was shared by 2 girls)
  • Road to Hades/Shotgun Players
  • Let Me Down Easy/Berkeley Rep
  • Candida/Cal Shakes
  • Tempest/Marin Shakespeare Company (in this production, Trinculo was female, and the role of Ariel was split between 6 actors – 4m 2f)
  • Peaches En Regalia/Wily West Productions
  • Sense and Sensibility/TheatreWorks
  • Circus Adventure/Bay Area Children’s Theatre

The Stats:

  •  7 female directors,  9 male directors
  • 5  female writer,  13 male writers (I’m including composers, bookwriters and lyrics writers in this group, so Seussical has 2 credited writers.  Sense and Sensibility was written by a team of 2 men.)
  • 166 total actors (this number includes 27 under age 18 actors who were in the cast of Seussical, who were enrolled in a class.  There were also 4 under 18 actors in Abigail Dreary, 6 in Road to Hades and 1 in the Nature Line.)
  • 92 men,  74 women
  • 41 Equity actors,  125 Non-equity actors
  • 26  Equity men,  15 Equity women
  •  162 local actors, 4 non-local actors

So many people contributed shows they’d seen this month!  I’ve also been happy to receive results from producers, directors, actors who were in shows.  Here are the folks who sent results: Melissa Hillman, Sasha Hnatkovich, Amy Prosser, Tiffany Cothran, Andrew Black, Dale Albright, Lauren Bloom, Don Hardwick, Kendra Oberhauser, Katherine Goldman, Lisa-Marie Newton, Roselyn Hallett, Alona Bach and Nina Meehan

Thanks so much for helping me count and for spreading the word about this project!

September results will show up between October 1 and 5.

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