Sunday, July 09, 2006

back in London

Folks,

Apologies for the silence here, I had to fly back to London early for some additional casting and design meetings for Midnight Cowboy. Rehearsals start tomorrow morning and I'm ready to get into it. If you're in London look us up, we're here all month. If you're in New York, check out all the good things going down at the Ohio Theater with their Ice Factory blow-out and something very good opening at PS 122 on Wednesday that I can't remember the name of... Lemon Orange Canary? Orange Lemon Canary? Something Something Canary, I'm pretty sure.

Interesting, fruitful conversations with Melody Brooks and Ben Hodges, among others right before I left. I'm working towards an action plan for the fall I can post up here. One thing that seems certain is that any changes to the Showcase Code or creation of a new contract are going to have to come from the Equity members themselves. So we need to start reaching out and contacting Equity actors with an alternate contract, getting their input and work towards a petition.

In an internet cafe in Hammersmith, paying by the hour, so I'm off.

Speak soon.

6 comments:

Tim Errickson said...

John, at our last Community Dish meeting, the group discussed having a larger meeting specifically about the Showcase Code, and opening it up to as many Equity actors working under the code as we could. There is no timetable at this point, but it's on the agenda to discuss further at the next Dish meeting in August.

John said...

Tim, that's great. It might also be very useful to have a simple one-page document that could be provided to all producers and left posted in all 99 seat theaters that simply states the benefits of a new proposed contract and says very clearly at the top something like "It's Your Union, only you can change it". Or something catchier...

I'm back in town in September, maybe we should coordinate some larger meeting then.

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