On My Mind

A letter to the voters…

BIG NEWS: On May 13th your Equity ballot was mailed to you. Yes MAILED. Due to an anti-union challenge undermining established NLRB regulations, once again this will be a snail-mail only election. Bummer. It should be arriving in your mailbox this week. If you don’t get one in a timely manner, contact info@voteGES.com for a …

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Nurturing Small Professional Theatres for 20 Years

Paying artists doesn’t close theatre doors. On the contrary, statistically speaking, paying actors results in increased growth. My experience nurturing small professional theatres dates back to 2000. I’ve negotiated the Off-Broadway contract five times, including leading the teams in 2009, 2012 and 2016. I was on the original ANTC negotiation team, creating the most successful …

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Leadership and Empathy

Listening is the key to understanding, understanding leads to empathy, and empathy makes me a better leader. In 2010 I ran for president of Actors’ Equity.  The union was coming out of a difficult time. Our Executive Director left the Association in November of 2009, and our President resigned about a month later. There was …

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