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The Australian Actors' Wellbeing Study

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Equity has been concerned for some time about the health of performers. In 2011 our National Performers Committee was alerted to anecdotal reports of high levels of stress, depression, bullying and sexual harassment, as well as alcohol and drug abuse amongst members.

In response, the Equity Foundation, together with the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney, initiated a ground-breaking Actors’ Wellbeing Study (AWS). It is the largest study ever commissioned into actors’ wellbeing. We wanted to know whether performers experience greater instances of negative physical, psychological and emotional health compared with the rest of the population and whether work practices impact on actors’ health and wellbeing.

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Welcome to Storyville

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Who better to bring the magic of stories to life than performers? The Equity Foundation is developing a program that harnesses the talent of performers to encourage children to read. Research shows that one of the best predictors of children’s success in learning to read is being read to aloud.

StoryvilleNatalie Saleeba reads to school childres as part of The Equity Foundation's Storyville pilot

Equity Podcasts: In Conversation with Tony Sheldon and Mitchell Butel

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As part of the Equity Foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading performers, producers, directors, writers and other members of the industry.

Listen to the podcast of our In Conversation featuring Tony Sheldon and Mitchell Butel.

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