The Actors' Gang is going on tour.
The Gang will tour "The Guys," Anne Nelson's staged reading about the aftermath of Sept. 11, to universities in Mississippi and Georgia and to the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia next spring and to several Midwestern venues next fall.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday December 18, 2002 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 16 inches; 595 words Type of Material: Correction
Actors' pay -- Actors' Gang normally pays its actors no more than $15 a performance. An Arts Notes item in Sunday's Calendar mistakenly said the payments were no more than $15 a week.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday December 22, 2002 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part E Page 2 Calendar Desk 0 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Actors' pay -- Actors' Gang normally pays its actors no more than $15 a performance. An Arts Notes item in the Dec. 15 Sunday Calendar said the payments were no more than $15 a week.
Part of the motivation is to pay actors a decent wage. Participating Gang actors -- V.J. Foster, Cynthia Ettinger, Brent Hinkley and Kate Mulligan -- will get $500 a week plus expenses, paid for by the presenters. This is in stark contrast with the Gang's usual productions, which, under Actors' Equity's rules, pay each actor no more than $15 a week. The Gang's current production of "The Guys" pays celebrities $270 a week.
"It has been a longtime goal of the company to do shows where the actors are paid," said Gang managing director Greg Reiner.
-- Don Shirley