Stage actors will be getting raises and producers will be allowed to make their shows available for online streaming, according to a new performance agreement approved by Actors’ Equity Association and the Off-Broadway League. The new three-year contract will apply to Off-Broadway productions and will cover Aug. 1 2021 to July 28, 2024.
“This agreement builds on the success of our last negotiation with the Off-Broadway League,” said Equity’s Executive Director Mary McColl in a statement. “The Off-Broadway League agreed that simply returning to work is not enough; the work needs to be safe and sustainable. Together we have made important inroads on wages as well as worker safety—both on COVID-19 and as it pertains to bullying, harassment and discrimination.” Off-Broadway productions are categorized as any production in a theater that has under 500 seats.