NEW YORK CITY: The Acting Company has announced the creation of the Actors’ Career Stability Initiative for the 2022-23 season. The program will allow all actors who accept a casting offer to join the national touring season and have a minimum of $10,000 in student loan debt to apply for debt relief. Debt relief awards will be conditional on acceptance of a position with the company, but in accordance with a separate process and agreement.
Each cast member who receives a grant will receive an equal share of the grant funds available for the year, up to a maximum of $10,000 per cast member. Funds will be paid directly to each actor’s lender at the end of the repertoire season. The Career Stability Initiative is funded in part by the Booth Ferris Foundation. More information on student debt relief scholarships and auditions for the upcoming season can be found here.
The Acting Company provides professional productions and educational programs, school residencies and teacher training workshops to thousands of audience members and students in underserved communities and schools each year. The company annually serves more than 30,000 spectators nationwide and more than 5,000 students in New York and nationwide. The company has performed on Broadway and elsewhere, in major regional theaters and in 10 countries, and received the 2003 Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.
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