New York -- Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional stage actors and stage managers, has released a public list of resources geared towards producers looking to resume live theatre.
These resources are an example of how Equity is collaborating with producers across the country on safety plans that could bring back some theatre in the coming months assuming the epidemic is brought under control in more states.
These resources currently are:
Equity is updating this page regularly as new information becomes available, and the union encourages producers to explore, share and use these resources.
Earlier this week, two theaters in Massachusetts were the first to cross the finish line, and they will mount productions for live audiences this summer. Massachusetts is one of the few states where the virus is under control, and both theaters have a robust testing program incorporated into their safety plan.
Highlights of Equity’s work to date on COVID-19:
ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. www.actorsequity.org #EquityWorks
July 9, 2020