Counting Actors: June 2013

The project counts 9 shows for the month of June, now up to a total of 281 shows since June 2011 and is now 2 years old!  For more info on the project, including what you can do to contribute a set of stats, please check the Counting Actors Page on this blog.

My apologies for a late post – the goal is to get this info out between the first and fifth of the month, but with the BART strike, my commute to direct summer camp was extra lengthy, and I’m just now catching up!

9 shows counted:

  • ACT/Arcadia (count for this show does not include 4 understudies, all local, 2M, 2F and 3 union, w/1M non-union)
  • Impact/Jukebox Stories (this show has no credited director, and 2 credited writers, 1 songs, 1 stories. The writers are also the performers)
  • Bigger than a Breadbox/Tis Pity She’s a Whore (this production both cut and combined characters and changed a male character of Friar into a female Nun)
  • Cal Shakes/American Night
  • Crowded Fire/ 410[GONE]
  • MTC/Beauty Queen of Leenane
  • NCTC/Birds of a Feather (both genders and species crossed in this production – men played women, women played men, humans played animals of both genders!!)
  • Cutting Ball/Crispy Critters in the Scarlet Night
  • San Jose Stage/Reefer Madness (of the two male writers on this production, 1 did lyrics, the other did music and both collaborated on the book)

The stats:

  • 6 male directors, 2 female directors
  • 10 male writers, 1 female writer
  • 67 total actors
  • 38 male actors, 28 female actors
  • 25 union actors, 42 non-union actors
  • 17 union men, 8 union women
  • 59 local actors, 8 non local actors

A huge thanks to the folks who’ve helped make this project possible for the last two years by sharing stats from shows they’ve seen or worked on.  From the most recent batch, thank you to Phoebe Moyer, Alisha Ehrlich, Galen Murphy-Hoffman, Ryan Courtney, Karen Thomson Hall, Colin Thomson, Paul Cello and Lily Tung Crystal.

Please share and talk about this info and this project with your friends and with the community at large – whether it’s at half-hour or at a five minute rehearsal break, this info is only worth something if we keep talking about it.

And, if you’ve got a show with performances in July that hasn’t been counted yet, please submit statistics following the instructions on the Counting Actors Page, and help me keep this project going for another year!

Thanks!

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