Counting Actors: The first 100 shows non-union only

This post is the first in a series that will break the first 100 shows of the Counting Actors project down by a few levels of Equity contract or code.

There are 28 shows from the project (or 28%) that have no union members in them at all.

These 28 shows had:

  • 15 male directors, 16 female directors (48% and 52%)
  • 21 male writers, 10 female writers (68% and 32%)
  • 186 total actors (an average cast of 6.6 actors per show)
  • 93 men, and 93 women (exactly 50/50)

All of these actors were local actors.

The non-union shows/companies are:

  • Theatre Rhino/Two Character Play
  • Palo Alto Players/Give ’em Hell Harry and Parade 
  • Custom Made/The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, The Underpants and Little Brother
  • Town Hall/Picasso at the Lapin Agile 
  • Pear Avenue Theatre/Fifth of July and Mauritius
  • Bay Area Children’s Theater/Circus Adventure and The Magic School Bus, Live! Climate Challenge
  • CounterPulse/Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dionysus
  • Cutting Ball/Tontlawald, Pelleus and Melisande
  • No Nude Men/Ladies in Waiting
  • Impact/Chalk Boy, Of Dice and Men, Dissassembly, Titus Andronicus, Working for the Mouse 
  • Expression Productions/True West
  • Dragon Productions/Sister Cities
  • Ianir Productions/Abigail Dreary
  • Wily West/Peaches En Regalia
  • Virago/A Taste of Honey
  • Ragged Wing/Open
  • Off Broadway West/Indulgences in a Louisville Harem
  • New Conservatory/The Pride

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