A group of Actors Equity Association actors presented an afternoon of entertainment on the trails at The Morton Arboretum in the fall of 2001. Now, a mix of union and non union actors work with more professional technicians every year. We keep true to our values of compensating artists for their work. Most of our actors, costume designers, directors, etc make a living changing the world through the arts.
Our Mission Statement
The specific purposes for which Theatre-Hikes is formed are for establishing and maintaining theatrical performances combined with hiking, offering an event that travels to various locations; and as most performing will be outdoors, Theatre-Hikes hopes to nurture in the public, a respect for the preservation of hiking trails and the local, city, county, state and national parks where these trails can be found.
Theatre-Hikes will seek to involve diverse populations in its staff, board members, volunteers and audiences. It will have a strong commitment to use actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers. Theatre-Hikes will compensate all staff and actors who are not members of AEA.