Kate Shindle, Actors' Equity Association President, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss actors returning to the Broadway stage safely and post-pandemic employment outlook for actors.
Cast members with Service Trades Council Union and Actors Equity Association must be vaccinated by Oct. 22
Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League have negotiated additional terms for the industry’s reopening, including an allowance for prorated weekly pay.
The new agreement between Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League covers both workers and audiences for Broadway shows as well as sit-down productions across the U.S.
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.
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