Deadline: Actors’ Equity Condemns Tennessee’s Anti-Drag Legislation & “Ridiculous Politicians”

Actors’ Equity Association has condemned Tennessee’s new legislation restricting drag performance, urging theaters in the state to “join us in rejecting it entirely and lobbying for its elimination.”

The union, which represents actors and stage managers in live theater, also said it is “monitoring the progress of similarly dystopian laws in other states.”

Tennessee recently became the first state to enact a law explicitly targeting drag shows, criminalizing performances that take place in public or where they could be seen by children.