This theater game was in deadly earnest.
The various safety protocols were released as both new and returning shows enter rehearsals.
Broadway will be back — but the longstanding question had been how.
Key provisions of the agreement include: Improved HVAC standards, weekly testing for employees and more.
Actors’ Equity has partnered with the National Energy Management Institute to set ventilation guidelines for performance spaces.
“This new protocol is based on the science and lessons from the field from professional union HVAC technicians during the pandemic,” said NEMI's David Bernett.
Actors’ Equity says that fully vaccinated theater companies now can dispense with masking and Covid-19 testing mandates. The live-theater union’s newly updated protocols will remain in effect through the end of September.
As Off-Broadway theaters plan their post-pandemic returns, an expiring Actors’ Equity contract presents one major uncertainty.
Can New York adapt to the changing living patterns seen in all major global cities during the COVID pandemic?
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