President Shindle’s Inaugural Column
I got my Equity card at 22. At the time, I was just graduating from Northwestern University, and I didn’t know much about Actors’ Equity Association — or unions in general. All I knew was that I had auditioned for a summer stock production of Into the Woods at Little Theatre on the Square. When the artistic director called to offer me the role of the Witch, he finished with “...and we’ll give you your card.” Since then, my summers have included projects at Pittsburgh CLO, Bay Street Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, and what I fondly remember as the “It’s A Dry Heat” leg of the Cabaret tour, in which we spent several weeks winding through Arizona and Texas.