Zimmerman, Price, Mont, Shindle, Bogardus, Moye and More Elected to Actors' Equity Seats

News   Zimmerman, Price, Mont, Shindle, Bogardus, Moye and More Elected to Actors' Equity Seats
 
Actors' Equity Association (Equity), the union representing more than 49,000 working stage actors and stage managers nationwide, announced the election results for officers and national council seats on May 18.
Stephen Bogardus
Stephen Bogardus

Mark Zimmerman, Paige Price and Ira Mont ran uncontested for the offices of president, first vice president and third vice president, respectively. The team has led the union since 2006.

Joining them in the national positions are newly elected Rebecca Kim Jordon as second vice president and Sandra Karas as secretary treasurer.

Dev Kennedy, the central regional vice president, and Doug Carfrae, western regional vice president, were reelected to their seats. Kate Shindle won the eastern regional vice president seat.

In addition to the officers, 17 council seats were filled. In the eastern region, Stephen Bogardus, Conard Fowkes and Tim Jerome were elected to the principal seats for a five-year term, and James Moye was elected to the principal seat for a three-year term. Seated for a five year term in the chorus category are Jennifer Cody, Jennifer Smith, Joanne Borts and Melissa Robinette; Stas Kmiec joined the council for a three-year term in the same category. Marjorie Horne and Jess W. Speaker III were both elected to stage manager for a five year term.

The central region had one open seat for principal for a five-year term. Madeline Fallon returns in that category. The western region open seats include principal (five-year term), filled by Kevin McMahon, Kelly Ground, Clarinda Ross and Greg North. Kim Arnett was elected to the chorus seat for a five-year term. *

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.

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