May 26, 2011
By Stephanie West
Actors' Equity Association celebrates its 98th Anniversary today, May 26, 2011. The oldest performing arts union in America, Equity proudly represents more than 49,000 professional stage actors and stage managers nationwide. On this day, 98 years ago, 112 Actors gathered at the Pabst Circle Hotel in New York City to form the Union and to improve the wages and working conditions of all men and women working in the noble profession of acting and the American Theatre.