In the late 1960s, Actors' Equity started allowing members to forgo their salaries for specially approved "showcases" to be seen by potential employers. But today, the Equity showcase code has become the de facto legal framework for all of Off-Off-Broadway, where more and more theater artists gravitate to do the work they passionately believe in. Last season, Equity received over 1,000 showcase applications—under which union actors agree to work for just a MetroCard and, with luck, a nominal fee or a percentage of the gross. Showcase-code productions and companies this past year have won... More >>>