Counting Actors the first 100 shows: Contracts with health weeks

Today’s post focuses on stats from shows that use union contracts that include health weeks, which I defined in yesterday’s post.

53 shows (or 53%) used contracts that offered health care weeks.

Those shows had:

  • 30 male directors, 23 female directors (57% and 43%)
  • 53 male writers, 10 female writers (84% and 16%)

409 total actors

  • 242 men, 167 women (59% and 41%)
  • 221 union actors, 188 non union actors (54% and 46%)
  • 133 male union actors, 88 female union actors (60% and 40%)
  • 342 local, 67 non local actors (84% and 16% of total actors, or 30% of union actors were non-local)

The shows were:

  • ACT/Humor Abuse, Scorched and Race
  • Aurora/Delicate Balance, Metamorphosis and Body Awareness
  • Berkeley Playhouse/Seussical and Pirates of Penzance
  • Berkeley Rep/Let me down easy, Wild Bride, Doctor in Spite of Himself and Ghost Light
  • CalShakes/Taming of the Shrew and Candida
  • California Conservatory Theater/Sleuth and Trip to Bountiful
  • Center Rep/Arms and the Man and Smokey Joe’s Cafe
  • Central Works/Reduction in Force
  • Golden Thread/Night over Erzinga and Language Rooms
  • Jewel Theater/The House of Blue Leaves
  • Lorraine Hansberry/Almost Nothing/Day of Absence and Blue/Orange
  • Magic/Jesus in India, Annapurna, and Why We Have a Body
  • Marin Shakes/Tempest, Macbeth and Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged
  • Marin Theatre Company/Tiny Alice, Seven Guitars, A Steady Rain, Bellweather, Glass Menagerie
  • SF Shakes/Cymbeline
  • SF Playhouse/Becky Shaw, Period of Adjustment, Tigers Be Still
  • SF Mime Troupe/2012:The Musical
  • Shotgun Players/Phaedra, God’s Plot and Road to Hades
  • San Jose Rep/Double Indemnity
  • Stanford Summer Theater/Old Times
  • TheatreWorks/Clementine in the Lower 9, Pitmen Painters, and Sense and Sensibility
  • The Jewish Theater/In the Maze of Our Own Lives
  • Willows/Light in the Piazza and Nunset Boulevard
  • Z Space & Pig Iron Theater/Chekhov Lizardbrain
  • Z Space & Word for Word/Food Stories
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One response to “Counting Actors the first 100 shows: Contracts with health weeks

  1. Wowza, Valerie – this is amazing; the gender disparity on the performing front is already food for thought moving up to health care – but the playwrights?? Holy cow.

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