CUE & A REVISITED: "How I Got My Equity Card"; Over 100 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
25 Jul 2013

Hunter Bell
photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Drew Lachey
Doing Rent in 2004.

Jeff Bowen
[title of show] at the Vineyard!

Hunter Bell
Total Peggy Sawyer deal. I was non-equity in the ensemble of The Boys from Syracuse at the Alliance Theatre. Jack Plotnick was one of the Dromios. He booked a pilot and left the show to go to LA. They asked me to take over. I learned the show in a day and snagged my card! So scary, so fun.

Victoria Clark
Playing the fictitious sassy neighbor of the Wright Brothers in a TYA show about the Wright Brothers. Our Northeast tour was cancelled, so we then were scheduled to perform for one hour at the 92nd St. Y, then that was cut back to 1/2 hour, so I got my card, for rehearsing for two weeks or so, and performing for half an hour. And never had to leave the city. The easiest, lowest stress story ever. I was very, very lucky.

Kelli O'Hara
My 2nd job after I moved here was a production of the Yeston/Kopit Phantom at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport CT. They gave me my card, and I loved every minute of it.