Fifteen members were elected to serve on the National Council of the union that represents over 47,000 show folk. Each member was elected to serve a five-year term and will respectively serve Principals, Chorus and Stage Managers in Equity's Eastern, Central and Western regions.
Elected to represent Principals in the Eastern region are Linda Cameron, Scott McGowan, Kate Shindle, Jeanne Lehman, Valerie Toth-Grant and Buzz Roddy, while Allyson Tucker, Mark Aldrich and Jeff Williams will represent Chorus.
The single post available in the Central region for Principals was named for Thomas Joyce. The Western region Principal representatives include Ivar Brogger, Joshua M. Bott and Robin Gammell. James T. McDermott and Linda M. Tross were elected to represent Stage Managers.
Actors' Equity Association was founded in 1913 and seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity Association is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.