So because I am a member of SAG/AFTRA I could always buy my membership into Actors Equity because it is a sister union. However I wanted Equity to send me a letter saying to join because of some Equity contract I was in for a play or musical. Just like when I was in CB4 I was a must join after that booking. Well I recently booked a reading for Center Theater Group and they gave me an equity contract so it is done. I got my letter in the mail and returned the membership application. I am now SAG/Aftra and Equity yay! Things come slowly but surely there is a method to my madness. I am building a career with longevity in mind!