Playbill: Actors' Equity Condemns Political Attacks Against Drag and Trans Performers

Theatrical union Actors' Equity, which represents actors and stage managers on Broadway and other professional stages across the country, has released a statement condemning recent political attacks aimed at trans and drag performers.

Though not referenced directly, the statement is likely in reference to a bill currently moving through the Arkansas legislature. Senate Bill 43 would classify venues that host drag performances in the same category as strip clubs and adult theatres, and ban drag performances from taking place in venues where children and teenagers are present. Critics of the measure say the legislation is written so broadly that it could impact theatrical productions of shows like Kinky Boots and Hairspray, or any production featuring an actor in drag.