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    Cool Equity theater

    What's understood as an equity theatre in Drama milieu?

    May it be referring to a kind of theater company made up of a cooperative of actors?

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    Re: Equity theater

    Equity is the union in the US that performers belong to.

    An Equity theater will employee only performers who are members of the union (and the pay will probably be better).

    However, your sample is hard to understand. Do you have a bit more context?
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    Cool Re: Equity theater

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Equity is the union in the US that performers belong to.

    An Equity theater will employee only performers who are members of the union (and the pay will probably be better).

    However, your sample is hard to understand. Do you have a bit more context?
    The sentence where found: "Gloucester Stage Company is a professional equity theater known for introducing new plays."

    Equity is not written with a capital E.

    Thank You for your kind help.

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    Re: Equity theater

    Is this the Gloucester that is in the US? If so, I would suggest their lower-case e is an error, and believe they mean that it follows the union guidelines in terms of pay, working hours, etc.

    You can do a quick Google search to see that the phrase "an equity theater" is almost always capitalized.

    This is a pretty good article: The FancyPants Factory: What is Equity?
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