[dropcap]On[/dropcap] Monday, August 22, a town hall event will be held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) for members of the Greater Los Angeles theatre community. The purpose of the meeting will be to examine the real-life consequences on LA’s cultural ecosystem should Actors’ Equity Association’s new plan (which would eliminate the 99-Seat Plan) be put into place on December 14, 2016.
Community members will be leading this town hall (including Tom Buderwitz, Gary Grossman, Armina LaManna, Rebecca Metz, Larry Poindexter, Michael Shepperd and Vanessa Stewart) and will be presenting attendees with an alternative proposal to Equity’s plan for consideration by the rest of the community.
This event will be hosted by LA STAGE Alliance and made possible in part by the Center for Cultural Innovation and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
“This town hall is something that we’ve been contacted about repeatedly by LA theatre-makers,” says LA STAGE Alliance Executive Director, Steven Leigh Morris, who will be moderating the event. “We recognize this as a critical time for many of our 99-seat members and colleagues, and it’s our priority to provide them with the platform to disperse information and convene as needed, in order to ready themselves for any changes that may come.”
The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will conclude by 9:30 p.m. LATC is located at 514 S. Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Attendance is free, but an RSVP is required to accommodate for audience size.
Questions regarding the event can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.