Introducing the Episcopal Actors Guild – A Not For Profit Organization

The EAG provides emergency financial assistance to performers “of all faiths, and none.”

If you are in need – contact them.  If you can donate and help them continue their work – just as they  helped Fred Astaire back in the 1930’s and more recently an entire boatload of performers – PLEASE DONATE.

Here is a brief video interview with Karen Foster, Executive Director, and Steven Hayes, Council Member. MORE to come!

Founded in 1923 the Guild has a home at Church of the Transfiguration, also known as “The Little Church Around The Corner.”

Your inquiry is held private as is your need.  This terrific staff of three, and the many guild members, are here to help.

At the heart of EAG’s charitable outreach is the EARP.  Through this program, we give grants to qualified performers in financial crisis regardless of religion, race, national origin or ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, political ideology/affiliations, or language.  Through EARP we address critical issues like eviction, housing court stipulations, utility shutoffs, emergency medical and dental costs, and sustenance needs like food and transportation. Qualified applicants live in one of the five boroughs and have an established career working as a performer for at least five consecutive years.  For a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit the Eligbility for EAG’s Services page.

Episcopal Actors’ Guild – Karen Foster Executive Director

Guild Hall, 1 E. 29th St. 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10016

212-685-2927 (they answer the voicemails)

Phots by Ahron R. Foster