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What do Chicago theater actors make? A new study looks at inequality in pay, race and gender

Chicago Tribune, October 25, 2017

By Morgan Greene

staging 258631 1920A number of studies focused on equity and diversity in theater have come to the same conclusion - that women and minorities face inequity. A 2015 study by the Wellesley Centers for Women found that in Amerian nonprofit theater, women and people of color face barriers on the pathway to leadership. A study focused on the city of Chicago released this year by the Actors' Equity Association, had similar results. "The majority of Equity acting jobs across Chicago theaters are going to men, white performers are mostly paid higher salaries than performers of color and women are paid less than men on comparable contracts," writes Morgan Greene.

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