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  • People throw around term “Off Broadway” way to easily. 07/10/2018  6:06pm

    If It it ain’t Equity - it ain’t Off-Broadway. AGAIN. Non Union 40 dollars a show in a Off Broadway house doesn’t make it truly Off B’way and the industry knows the difference

    I feel like actors feel the need to overcompensate for their lack of Broadway or national touring credit , so therefor ANYTHING they do in NYC they call “ Off - Broadway “.

    I have 1 major tour / bway credit. I call what I did that wasn’t union what it was: NEW YORK.

    Keep working hard and plugging away because that’s if you’re on the non union list, no u didn’t do that show Off - Broadway as you sit and wait in line all day for a unionized job


    Not trying to be mean but like - everyone knows it’s true. This convo has been had.

    Off Broadway = AEA. E.Q.U.I.T.Y

    Actors' Equity Association is the labor union representing American Actors and Stage Managers in the theatre.

    NY10182 07/10/2018  6:09pm

    Do we really need to have this discussion again?

    What people are putting on their resume is none of your business. You know what you've done, they know what they've done. Not to mention that casting directors/creative teams know what they've done.

    If someone wants to try and pass off The Producer's Club like it's The Public, it's fine. Theatre professionals know the difference. :)

    DoYouHaveAnythingElsePrepared? 07/10/2018  6:13pm

    I forgot to mention that there are occasionally legit non-eq Off-Broadway credits. I have one from Theatre for a New Audience. A friend has one from Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte.

    All the more reason to worry about yourself and no one else.

    DoYouHaveAnythingElsePrepared? 07/10/2018  6:15pm

    ^ those are seperate entities. Shakespeare in the park is an amazing credit but it does not qualify under off Broadway - it just doesn’t. Great to have on the resume - legit af. But not off B’way.

    NY10182 07/10/2018  7:46pm

    The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park contract is a special Off-Broadway contract (equivalent to Off-Broadway A).

    So yes it most certainly is.

    VorpalDormouse 07/10/2018  11:17pm

    Who cares? I've seen people do the same thing, they're not fooling anyone. Is this worth your energy?

    Also it's too not to. :)

    Michael P Scarn 07/11/2018  12:38am

    Calling something "Off Broadway" when it isn't just makes that person look stupid and amateur-ish. They obliviously don't get quality work or they wouldn't be making that mistake. Stay in your lane and let the professionals who earn the right to work on Broadway and Off Broadway use that term.

    tindlerslist 07/11/2018  9:12am

    While I agree with the overall argument, Shakespeare in the Park is most definitely an Off-broadway credit. There are a few off broadway theatres that operate under LORT, thus allowing hem to use non-union if they want to. Roundabout has even done that from time to time with their broadway shows (walk-one for “The Ritz”.

    ToFormAMorePerfectUnion 07/11/2018  9:20am