Counting Actors: May 2012

8 Shows Counted:

  • Impact/Crevice
  • ACT/Play & Endgame (count below does not include local union understudies 2m,1w)
  • Aluminous Collective/Dusk Rings a Bell
  • Playground/Best of Playground 16 (festival of 7 short plays with 7 directors, 7 writers and 2 composers incl. as writers below)
  • San Jose Rep/The Understudy
  • Shotgun/Great Divide
  • Cutting Ball/Tenderloin (the director and writer are the same person – piece is a collage of first person interviews collected by the artists involved)
  • Berkeley Playhouse/Lucky Duck (not credited as actors below are 21 youth performers, 19f, 2m, 2 credited as directors on this piece are director and music director, 3 credited as writers are the music/book/lyrics writers)
  • City Lights/In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play

The Stats:

  • 5 male directors, 11 female directors
  • 12 male writers, 7 female writers
  • 63 total actors, 34 male, 29 female
  • 21 union actors, 42 non-union actors
  • 12 union men, 9 union women
  • 60 local actors, 3 non-local

Thanks so much to all who helped count this month, including Melissa Hillman, Karen Thompson Hall and Alona Bach.

Please share these stats with others, use them to start conversations, and if you see a show or are working on a show with June performances, go here to learn more about how to share the stats w/this project.

June stats will go up between July 1 and July 5.

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