Deadline: Actors’ Equity Supports SAG-AFTRA Strike; Broadway Shows Won’t Be Impacted

Actors’ Equity Association, the union representing stage theater actors and stage managers, expressed solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA actors strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, saying “Nobody should step in front of a camera fearing that today’s work will be mined, manipulated or repurposed in the future without consent or compensation.”

The Broadway union had pointed language for the movie and TV producers who prioritize shareholders over workers: “Shame on them.”

The SAG-AFTRA strike will not impact Broadway productions. SAG-AFTRA members who appear on Broadway operate under Equity contracts, with actors typically having dual memberships in the unions.