AEA Logo
American Stage Actors
AEA home page
News and Media

Member Portal

  Communication Dept.
  Press Room
  News Links
  Filming & Taping
  Annual Study

    Posted May 7, 2008

< Return to 2008 Archives

Equity Member Launches Website To Help Actors, Artists Find Sublets

Assistance Provided by Career Transition for Dancers

Beginning with a financial grant from Career Transition for Dancers, actor/singer/dancer Equity member Billy Kimmel has launched, a new website for actors and artists. An alternative to Craigslist, and more extensive than email listings, is a new online resource where actors, artists and friends can come together to find or post sublets in New York City. (You don't have to be an actor to use this site.) Mr. Kimmel previewed the site at ActorFest, the performing arts trade show sponsored by Backstage, in October.

"In making my decision to create a business that will support me in the next chapter of my life, I decided not to abandon the performing arts, but rather to serve the very community I've been a part of for the last 25 years. I started dancing and performing when I was eight, and have been a proud member of Actors' Equity since 1994. I found out that Equity provides some funding for an organization called Career Transition for Dancers, which helps professional dancers explore career possibilities after dance. With the financial support of CTFD, I was empowered to move forward, not simply to a brand new career, but to one that allows me to help out my fellow actors and artists."

Each posting on includes extensive rental information, photos, location maps, a complete description of the unit, what an owner is looking for in a roommate or tenant, a list of places in the neighborhood (restaurants, grocery, drugstore, gym, bars, nightlife) and links to subway lines and maps. Every free account comes with a personal "My Searches" page where members can save listings, keep notes and save maps. You can also set up Search Profiles to have listings emailed to you when they become available.

To celebrate the official launch of the new site, Mr. Kimmel is running a special promotion. Anyone who registers for a free membership by May 31, 2008 will automatically be eligible to win a week of deluxe lodging at a Walt Disney World area resort in Florida. The winning entry will be drawn on June 1.

For more information, email Billy Kimmel at

Home | Members Only | About Equity | Member Benefits | Document Library
FAQ | News and Media | Membership Department | Contact

© 2018 . Actors' Equity Association. Terms of Use | Privacy