Broadway World: New York DRUNK SHAKESPEARE Joins Three Other Cities to Unionize with Actors' Equity Association

The actors, stage managers, bartenders and servers of Drunk Shakespeare in New York City, the longest-running of the productions nationwide, are now the fourth company of the theatrical franchise to unionize as Drunk Shakespeare United. Alongside their fellow workers in Chicago, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., they have designated Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional performers and stage managers in live theatre, as their bargaining representative.   

While they would welcome the voluntary recognition their employers offered to their colleagues in the three other cities, the workers in New York are confident their signed union commitment cards will lead to certification by the NLRB, if necessary.