How do you get an equity card for actomg (broadway shows)? and what is an equity actor?

I really want to be on broadway and ive been acting and singing forever, i dont have an agent but i know i need to get one, i also heard you need an equity card too, but i have no clue how to get one! If you have any idea about this or have any ideas that could help me get a broadway audition for (ex: rent, hairspray, momma mia, etc.) that would help also, any info you have please tell!! Much Appreciated!

Asked By: xoloveox - 4/8/2007
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You should strongly consider enrolling in a good university program and earning a BFA degree in acting. They'll not only polish your craft and expand your skills so that you can qualify for more than one kind of role, but they'll teach you the ins and outs of living in New York or LA, working odd jobs while keeping... More
Answered By: tr_on_ashbory_bass - 4/8/2007
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To perform on broadway, you'll need plenty of professional experience. Audition for local theater, study in a serious acting program, and develop your craft as an actor. Equity is the union for professional actors. You earn an equity card by acting in professional theater.
Answered By: Elizabeth - 4/8/2007
If you have no idea how to get an equity card, then i'm assuming you have little to no acting experience. Your best bet at getting an Equity card is working the necessary hours on a professional production as required... More
Answered By: Hollywood - 4/9/2007
Actually, yes, there ARE ways to get an equity card by going to school. For example, if you're a student at the MFA program at the University of San Diego, you're guaranteed summer work as part of the "young Globe" company at the Old Globe theatre. Over the course of your MFA training, you would earn enough weeks of... More
Answered By: shkspr - 4/9/2007
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