Actors' Equity Association, the labor union representing performers and stage managers on and Off-Broadway and in many regional theatres, has joined the cyber age. Lazar Productions was commissioned to design a website for the organization, one that would offer casting information, a resource center, frequently asked questions, and contract analyses.
According to Equity spokesperson Helaine Feldman (of Dick Moore and Associates), the site was supposed to be up and running Aug. 3 but didn't launch until this past weekend.
The site -- http://www.actorsequity.org -- uses the acronym "A C T O R S" for its navigation bars, dividing information into the categories About Equity, Casting call, Theatre news, Onstage/offstage, Resource center and Services.
Run by Equity's Department of Computer Systems, the site is directed by Doug Beebe. "It'll be run internally and updated often," said spokesperson Davis.
Alan Eisenberg serves as executive director of Actors' Equity, which has more than 40,000 members. -- By David Lefkowitz