Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) is a national independent labor union representing members throughout the United States and abroad. SDC has jurisdiction over the employment of Directors and Choreographers working in the following areas:
Broadway and National tours
- Off-Off-Broadway (Association of Non-Profit Theatre Companies, New York City – ANTC)
- Resident Theatre (League of Resident Theatres – LORT)
- Resident summer stock companies (Council of Resident Stock Theatres – CORST)
- Summer stock and civic light opera (Council of Stock Theatres – COST)
- Dinner Theatre (Dinner Theatre Agreement- DTA)
- Regional Music Theatre (RMT)
- Outdoor musical stock (OMS)
- Non-Equity tours – Troika
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Everyday the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada helps thousands of musicians just like you. We are the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. Whether negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying our legislators, the AFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape.
Actors’ Equity Association (“AEA” or “Equity”)
Actors’ Equity Association (“AEA” or “Equity”), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 48,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829
United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, is a labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists and Craftspeople, many who are world famous, organized to protect craft standards, working conditions and wages for the entertainment and decorative arts industries. The members of Local USA 829 are Artists and Designers working in film, theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials and exhibitions. The current active membership totals over 3,300.