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‘Why Are We Stuck?’ Stage Actors Challenge Their Union Over Safety – The New York Times

A dust-up in Dallas and a 2,500-person petition signal that many performers believe their representatives are keeping them from getting work.

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Several actors said that, by refusing to OK theater productions with detailed safety protocols, the union is forcing them to take jobs that are even more dangerous. Boehm is working as a salesman at a Williams-Sonoma store; Kristine Reese, an actress who moved from New York to Atlanta during the pandemic, is teaching.
They say they dont want anyone to get sick doing a musical, but because I cant do a very high-protocol musical, I have to do another job, and those jobs are way riskier than doing…

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