California’s latest attempt to save its smaller theatres, which have been severely strained by a new labor law and COVID impacts, has the crucial backing of Equity.
Despite small gains by women, non-binary folks, and people of color, union data confirm that cis white men remain most visible and well paid actors and stage managers.
Enhanced COVID safety protocols are a focus, as are strengthening avenues of redress against workplace harassment and discrimination.
The new agreement between Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League covers both workers and audiences for Broadway shows as well as sit-down productions across the U.S.
What will the union’s new Open Access mean for the theatre industry? Here’s our stab at an explainer.
The new program, effective immediately, will allow any actors or stage managers who have received compensation for theatrical work to join the union.
Fully vaccinated companies may return to pre-COVID practices, more or less, but audience interaction is still a no-go.
The actor and stage manager union has issued new guidelines for fully vaccinated workplaces and will host a vaccine webinar on April 7.
For the first time, the award presented by Actors’ Equity Association and Foundation will go to 2 individuals.
The actors’ and stage manager’s union intends to begin publishing a diversity report annually.