Broadway News: Actors’ Equity’s open membership program becomes permanent

In a Feb. 8 email to members, Actors’ Equity Association declared that the union’s open membership initiative, Open Access, will go from a temporary program to permanent policy.

When it began in July of 2021, Open Access allowed any actors and stage managers who are paid for work in those roles within Equity’s jurisdiction to be considered eligible for union membership. The rule was set to expire on May 1, 2023 but will instead continue indefinitely.