Who’s in the Room: How it works…

Hello hello –

Actors’ Equity turns 100 this year. And while this is a fantastic achievement, our union is slow to embrace the technology available to us. As such, getting information continues to have its challenges. In this day and age, where it’s so easy to share, I figure why not make use of it. So, here we go…

This blog is being created for the purpose of having a place to share the “Information For This Audition” sheets that are created for every EPA (Equity Principal Audition) or ECC (Equity Chorus Call). This is the piece of paper that the monitor fills out detailing who’s in the room, what their title or position is and how to contact them.

Why would you need this information? Well, if you keep a log of your auditions or send follow-up notes to folks on the other side of the table and forgot to get their details, this can be a great place to reference. If you were not able to be at the call, you can check here to see who you might be able to submit a headshot/resume to. Or if you were tied up in the morning and are debating about whether it’s worth trying to be seen, checking here may help inform that choice.

Right now, these are just the photos that I’ve taken from the auditions I’ve gone to or happen to be in the vicinity of. Which is to say, not every audition will be on here. But you’ve got to start someplace. If you’ve got pictures of the Information sheet from auditions that are not on here feel free to send them my way, and I will happily post them. Email is the best way to contact me and that information can be found here.

Additionally, feel free to look for them on Instagram. Each shot will be tagged with two tags. The first will always be #whosintheroom. The second will vary to reflect the theater or audition (ie. #merrygoround or #wicked). You’re also welcome to look for me there – CottonShots.

Let’s see if we can make this work. Fingers crossed!

– Cotton


* Special thanks to Nikka Graff Lanzarone for her excellent naming suggestion 🙂