The University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA) has brokered an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the United Scenic Artists (Local USA-829) that for the first time provides a standard method for contracting theatre design assistants. In the past, a design assistant on the LORT level of production was employed through the set, costume, or lighting designer, and paid out of the lump sum fee provided by the theatre to the designer. The assistant was either paid ...

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