A long long time ago I worked for a theater company in Montclair called The Whole Theater. Olympia Dukakis was the artistic director.
I did some sound design work for them on one of their last shows but Olympia closed the theater before I could get paid. $200 for the design. $40 for my expenses.
I bet with interest I'd get, like, a gazillion dollars now if only I could collect... Of course, because I was a "contractor" I was put in line behind the Government and "real" employees (I, of course, had no choice about "contractor" status. So no money for me. I think a lawyer sent me a letter at one point because my invoice was still in the system. But no money ever came. Of course.
Oddly, a feature I was fired from actually starred Olympia Dukakis.
Lucky for her I was fired before she came on set and had to fork over the $240 she owes me.