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Our actors and production team:

First Stage is a professional company employing members of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers.  Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, represents more than 48,000 actors and stage managers in the U.S.  Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans.  Equity seeks to foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society.  

First Stage employs members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, IATSE, Local #18.

First Stage is an equal opportunity employer.  Except in plays where race itself is an issue, casting is decided on the basis of ability, not race.

Industry affiliations:

First Stage is a member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, and TYA/USA, the international association of theater for children and young people.  First Stage is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund and is a member of Theatre Wisconsin and Milwaukee Arts Partners.

Summer Reading Program

First Stage is a coupon sponsor of the Milwaukee Public Library's Summer Reading Program.