My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Monday, 23 June 2008

Samuel West - Equity

From The Stage:
"Former Sheffield Theatres artistic director Samuel West is standing for re-election to Equity’s ruling council, this time as an independent candidate...In his election statement, West explained that he felt the union was stronger now than it had been for many years...'"

Below is Sam's election statement:
Samuel West
Proposed by Malcolm Sinclair, seconded by Kevin Spacey

Member since 1984. Council 1996-2000. Vice-Chair of London Deputies’ Committee. Deputy many times.
Equity feels stronger now than for many years. Our response to the recent round of Arts Council cuts was proud, loud and powerful. The Union was everything it should be in that fight — a pillar of strength, a hub of information, a voice of encouragement. Delighted to be asked to speak against the cuts in the weeks following the announcements, I was nevertheless an unelected representative. So I’m standing for Council now. There are many important battles ahead: the SOLT claim; backdoor TV commissioning; promotions designed as talent contests; the need to protect our identity and the professional nature of our work. For 25 years I’ve worked in most areas of the business as an actor, director and Artistic Director. I hope I’m young enough to work tirelessly on your behalf, and experienced enough to be useful.

His election statement is part of a document that can be downloaded here. Sam has also seconded Joseph Kloska, a RADA alumnus.

Equity [link]
Joseph Kloska 1|2|3|4

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