The Equity Deputy


Stage Manager Resource

  • The SM Resource takes the stage manager through the coordination of the election of the Deputy on the first day of rehearsal, and has helpful information on bringing Not in OUR Space! into rehearsal halls and performance venues across the country. 

Deputy/Liaison Resource

  • A Deputy/Liaison (formerly Deputy) serves as a important liaisons between Equity and performers, stage managers and any other artist engaged on an Equity contract for a production. The Deputy Resource is an excellent support document with good information for first-time Deputies (and a refresher for veteran Deputies as well).

CTA and ITA Productions

Stage managers and Deputies automatically receive an email invitation to complete the Deputy Election or Deputy Report forms. There is nothing to download. If you have not received an email, please contact the Communications Coordinator at Equity's National Office.

Online Deputy Election and Report forms are in use for productions that take place under the Canadian Theatre Agreement, Independent Theatre Agreement (ITA) and the Stratford Addendum. The stage manager of a production will receive an email notification to enter the election information prior to the first rehearsal. The Deputy will receive a reminder email to file the Deputy Report form online prior to the end of the production. Members will be required to log in to the website using their Equity member number and web password.


Dance and Opera Agreements & Engagement Policies

Please refer to the PDF Help if you experience difficulty downloading or opening a Deputy Election or Release form. If you are still encountering difficulty, please contact the Communications Coordinator at Equity's National Office.

First Day of Rehearsal

  • The stage manager should coordinate all Equity members in the company electing the Deputy for a production. Member signatures are not required. Member names need only typed/written on the Deputy Election fillable form. If the names are typed, the stage manager need only save the form once it is completed and send it to Equity as an email attachment sent to Photos and scans are also accepted.

Last Day of the Production

  • The final Deputy responsibility is to submit the Deputy Release on the last day of the production. This questionnaire is generally a confirmation of whether (or not) all fees and expenses have been paid in full. Once we have this information, Equity can pursue outstanding amounts on behalf of members or confidently close the production file. It’s also an opportunity for the Deputy to share any notes with Equity that could form the basis for future negotiation or agreement review. The Deputy need only save the form once it is completed and send it to Equity as an email attachment sent to Photos and scans are also accepted.

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