Old Actress Lili Rezvani

Historically, Hollywood hasn’t been kind to women. From early film noirs imprinting the evil femme fatale stereotype in our minds, to the still mostly unbroken glass ceiling (lack of female directors, lesser paid female stars, women comprising only 28.7% of all speaking roles in movies), the film industry swings heavily in favor of men. The workplace of an actor can vary widely depending on their specialization and current project. Stage actors typically work in theaters, which can range from small community venues to large Broadway theaters. These spaces often have dressing rooms, rehearsal spaces, and other facilities to support the production. During rehearsals, actors may spend long hours in these spaces, working through scenes and developing their performances. Once the production is open, actors may perform multiple shows a week, with performances taking place in the evenings and on weekends.