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Mary McColl

 
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Mary McColl is Actors' Equity Association's Executive Director. Appointed Executive Director in 2011, Ms. McColl oversees the collective bargaining process for more than 40 national and regional contracts and supervises Equity's nationally-based professional staff. She works closely with Equity's ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mary McColl is Actors' Equity Association's Executive Director. Appointed Executive Director in 2011, Ms. McColl oversees the collective bargaining process for more than 40 national and regional contracts and supervises Equity's nationally-based professional staff. She works closely with Equity's ... (read complete bio)
 

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Joan Jeffri, Len Cariou, Mary McColl, and André De Shields Photo

Joan Jeffri, Len Cariou, Mary McColl, and André De Shields

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Joan Jeffri, George Bartenieff, Susan Lehman, Len Cariou, Mary McColl, Richard Masur, Photo

Joan Jeffri, George Bartenieff, Susan Lehman, Len Cariou, Mary McColl, Richard Masur, André De Shields, Virginia Wing, Michael David Arian, Gilda Mirós, Agosto Machado, Vinie Burrows

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Mary McColl Biography

Mary McColl is Actors' Equity Association's Executive Director.

Appointed Executive Director in 2011, Ms. McColl oversees the collective bargaining process for more than 40 national and regional contracts and supervises Equity's nationally-based professional staff. She works closely with Equity's Council, the Union's governing body, to develop and implement national policy, establish goals and work with the staff to carry out Equity's strategic plan. She is the Union's representative and lead spokesperson with the media, labor, bargaining partners and government officials.

During her tenure, Ms. McColl has overseen negotiations on three of the Union‚Äôs top contracts ‚Äď in 2015 the Production contract used on Broadway, in 2016 the Off-Broadway contract and in 2017 the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract.

Ms. McColl serves as 2nd Vice President of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and as a Trustee for the Actors Fund. She also serves as a Vice President of the AFL-CIO’s Department for Professional Employees (DPE) and as a Vice President of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4As).

Prior to joining Equity, Ms. McColl served as the Executive Director of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis. In that role she oversaw the renaming of the organization and the creation of a new branding and identity campaign as well as initiated improvements to the new theater's production spaces and finalized design details for the theater and the lobby. Prior to that position, Ms. McColl was the Director of Labor Relations for The Broadway League. She has been the Vice President of Operations for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and began her career at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, where she held several positions including a five year stint as the Vice President and General Manager.




Mary McColl News

Industry Editor Exclusive: Unions Push Back on 'Closing' vs. 'Hiatus' for MRS. DOUBTF Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: Unions Push Back on 'Closing' vs. 'Hiatus' for MRS. DOUBTFIRE
by Cara Joy David - Jan 15, 2022

Everyone knows it is tough times for the theater industry. Broadway‚Äôs indeed thankfully back, but amid rising Covid cases wreaking havoc on casts and keeping audiences away, the return has not been smooth. And now the theater industry has entered the cold winter months, traditionally tough times at the box office. So when the producers of MRS. DOUBTFIRE announced the show was taking a ‚Äúhiatus‚ÄĚ ‚Äď as the press release read ‚Äď from January 10 through March 14, theater insiders could understand why. But nothing is as simple as it seems. The decision shines a spotlight on the tense relationship between Broadway producers and Broadway‚Äôs 14 unions in these difficult times.

Alvin Vincent, Jr. Named Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association Photo Alvin Vincent, Jr. Named Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 22, 2021

Actors’ Equity Association, the national union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, has named Alvin Vincent, Jr. to be its 12th executive director. He assumes the role on February 1. 

Actors' Equity Names Regina Mincey-Garlin New Assistant Executive Director for Financ Photo Actors' Equity Names Regina Mincey-Garlin New Assistant Executive Director for Finance and Administration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

Actors’ Equity Association has named Regina Mincey-Garlin the new assistant executive director for finance and administration, effective January 1, 2022. 

Actors' Equity Announces Alison Harma as New Assistant Executive Director Photo Actors' Equity Announces Alison Harma as New Assistant Executive Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Actors’ Equity Association has named Alison Harma the new assistant executive director for the union in the Western region, effective December 4. 

Actors' Equity Association Names Stefanie Frey New Mobilization Director Photo Actors' Equity Association Names Stefanie Frey New Mobilization Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021

Actors’ Equity Association has named Stefanie Frey as its new mobilization director, effective December 1. Frey has previously worked for Equity as a national organizer, and in that time took a leading role on several major union initiatives.

BC/EFA Board Of Trustees Adds Seven New Members Photo BC/EFA Board Of Trustees Adds Seven New Members
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2021

Joining the board at its annual fall meeting on October 7, 2021, were music director Ted Arthur, City National Bank Executive Vice President Linda Duncombe, actor Mandy Gonzalez, lyricist/composer Amanda Green, Times Square Alliance Executive Director Tom Harris, stage manager Kenneth J. McGee and actor John Eric Parker.

Black Theatre United Releases New Deal For Broadway Photo Black Theatre United Releases New Deal For Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021

The Founding Members of Black Theatre United (BTU) announce the release of their historic New Deal For Broadway, establishing industry-wide standards and reforms around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) with a focus on Black individuals in theatre.

Actors' Equity and Off-Broadway League Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement Photo Actors' Equity and Off-Broadway League Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2021

The agreement reflects a shared commitment to deliver a contract that addresses the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes new workplace safety guidelines and long-term financial stability for actors, stage managers and producers.

Actors' Equity & the Broadway League Announce Safety Plans for Reopening, Including M Photo Actors' Equity & the Broadway League Announce Safety Plans for Reopening, Including Mandated Vaccines for the Workforce
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

Actors’ Equity Association and the Broadway League have announced an agreement on safety protocols for Production Contract shows on Broadway and in sit-down productions across the country. This news comes as Pass Over, the first Broadway play set to resume performances, moves into the August Wilson Theatre today for rehearsals. 

Actors' Equity Announces Calandra Hackney as New Assistant Executive Director For The Photo Actors' Equity Announces Calandra Hackney as New Assistant Executive Director For The Eastern Region
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

As the assistant executive director based in New York, she will oversee the union's operations in 20 states and Washington, D.C., including collective bargaining, contract administration and staff management and development. As part of the executive team, she will work alongside the executive director and assistant executive directors in the central and western regions to build a more equitable and effective union emerging from the pandemic. 

Mary McColl Videos

VIDEO: Equity President Kate Shindle Talks Broadway Shutdown on MSNBC VideoVIDEO: Equity President Kate Shindle Talks Broadway Shutdown on MSNBC
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2020

Equity President, Kate Shindle, sat down with MSNBC to discuss the impact of the current Broadway shutdown due to the Covid-19 ourbreak.