Below, you can find the reports that Actors' Equity Association has issued regarding issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. These reports both document issues in the larger theatre industry, as well as offer policy recommendations on how to address these problems. 

Hiring Bias Reports

This report tracks both whom employers choose to hire as well as average salaries, and explores what trends emerge among stage managers and actors with marginalized identities. It is currently released biennially.

2013-2015 (Published 2017)

2016-2019 (Published 2020)

2020 (Published 2022)

2021 (Published 2023) Standard Edition | Higher Accessibility Edition

Policy Recommendations

A Policy Agenda for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Industries: Jointly issued with other unions affiliated with the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (Published February 2021)

How State and Local Arts Agencies Can Be a Force For Change: Recommendations for how public arts funders can incentivize DEI initiatives (Published December 2021)