Actors’ Equity Association announced the results of their 2018 National Council election Thursday, voting in 55 council seats across three regions.
Kate Shindle, who ran unopposed, will remain president, while Melissa Robinette was elected First Vice President (Principal), Jennifer Cody was elected Second Vice President (Chorus) and Sid Solomon was elected Eastern Regional Vice President. The council seats, which represent three categories — principal actor, chorus actor and stage manager — will be filled immediately.
Third Vice President Ira Mont, Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Karas, Central Regional Vice President Dev Kennedy and Western Regional Vice President Doug Carfrae also ran unopposed.
In the Eastern Region:
The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Principal Councillor:
Brandon J. Dirden
Kristen Beth Williams
The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Chorus Councillor:
Matthew J. Kilgore
The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Stage Manager Councillor:
Ruth E. Kramer
In the Central Region:
The following candidates were elected Central Region Principal Councillor:
Michael A. Newcomer
The following candidate was elected Central Region Chorus Councillor:
The following candidate was unopposed and deemed elected Central Stage Manager Councillor:
Malcolm D. Ewen
In the Western Region:
The following candidates were elected Western Region Principal Councillor:
Barbara N. Roberts
The following candidate was elected Western Region Chorus Councillor:
The following candidates were unopposed and deemed elected Western Stage Manager Councillor:
James T. McDermott
Jenifer A. Shenker