Mission

City Equity Theatre enriches the cultural life of our community by providing opportunity, experience, and education for professional and aspiring theatre artists; by providing artistic and professional leadership for Birmingham’s theatre community; and by expanding the presence of Actors’ Equity Association in the region as Birmingham’s only professional theatre operating under agreement with AEA.

In a rare decision by the New York office, City Equity Theatre was able to extend the EMC program to the middle and high school students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA). City Equity Theatre’s co-productions with ASFA has made ASFA one of the only public arts schools in the United States to offer such a program. This association was instrumental in the decision by Stage Directions magazine to name ASFA “The Best High School Theatre Program in the Southeast” in their March 2011 issue.

Since our inception, CET has made nine Birmingham area actors and stage managers members of Actors’ Equity Association. Many of these people have taken their expertise to other major markets where they can make a full living as actors and stage managers. Some have returned to work with us again, building an ever growing pool for CET’s ensemble. Since being granted the ability to sign up people for the Equity Membership Candidacy program, CET has enrolled more than fifty students, non-union actors, and asst. stage managers, putting them on the track to making a living in the theatre. Your support makes City Equity Theatre’s growing presence in the Birmingham metropolitan area possible!

City Equity Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Support for City Equity Theatre is provided  by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama, and theatre-goers like you.

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