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.
The guidelines, established to last the duration of the pandemic, were unanimously agreed upon.
In the jurisdictional war between Equity and SAG-AFTRA over theatre work made for screens, actors and stage managers have the most at stake.
American Shakespeare Center and Berkshire Theatre Group will soon open full-scale productions, but only one has Actors’ Equity’s approval.