Membership Requirements

LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN — CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP

The League of Professional Theatre Women welcomes applications from all qualified women who work in the professional theatre and are leaders in their disciplines.  The League encourages diversity in its membership.

MEMBER DISCIPLINES

Accountant
Administrator
Advertising/Marketing
Artistic/Associate Artistic Director
Attorney
Author
Casting Director
Choreographer
Commentator
Company Manager
Composer
Conductor
Consultant
Critic
Curator
Designer: Costumes
Designer: Lighting
Designer: Makeup & Hair
Designer: Sets
Designer: Sound/Sound Engineer
Development/Grant Writer
Director
Dramatist (Playwright)
Dramaturg
Educator
Executive Director
Financial
Funding Executive/Private/Public
General Manager
Group Sales
Historian/Archivist
House Manager
Insurance Specialist
Journalist/Editor
Librettist
Literary Agent
Literary Manager
Lyricist
Managing Director
Musical Director
Musical Arranger/Orchestrator
Performer
Producer
Production Manager
Production Stage Manager
Public Relations/Publicist
Publishing
Stage Manager
Talent Agent/Manager
Technical Director
Technician/Costumes/Lights/Sound/Props/Projections
Theatre Owner
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Candidates for membership must complete the LPTW application form, accompanied by a current resume and letters of sponsorship from at least two League members OR a letter of sponsorship from one League Member and 2 letters of recommendation from other theater professionals. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR RESUME TO 2 PAGES.

Each applicant must have worked in her discipline for the equivalent of five years, in a leadership position, under standards set by the unions and guilds that have collective bargaining agreements with The Broadway League*, LORT, TCG, ART/NY, NEA, NYSCA, etc.  For candidates applying as actor, director, playwright and producer, resumes must indicate name of play, date of production and name of theatre where work was produced.

Following receipt of full application and support materials, members are vetted first by the Membership Committee whose recommendations are presented to the LPTW Board of Directors at monthly meetings, where a final vote on each applicant is taken. Applications must be received and completed prior to the last Monday of the month for consideration at the following month’s League Board meeting.

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*Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, (AFM)
Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM)
Dramatists Guild of America
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists, Local 798, IATSE
Operating Engineers’ Local 30
SEIU Local 32BJ (Porters and Cleaners)
Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG)
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)
Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 1, IATSE
Theatrical Wardrobe Union, Local 764, IATSE
Treasurers and Ticket Sellers, Local 751, IATSE
United Scenic Artists, Local 829, IATSE
Ushers and Doormen, Local 306, IATSE

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