Reprinted from Broadway World on March 23. It is unattributed.
Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 actors and stage managers, has announced that Equity’s National Council has approved the formation of a new committee, chaired by Equity President Kate Shindle and dedicated to preventing sexual harassment and workplace hostility in the theatre.
“Our employers have an obligation under federal law to ensure that everyone can go to work without the fear that they will be harassed,” said Kate Shindle, President of Actors’ Equity. “We Take That obligation very seriously, and this new committee will endeavor to make sure that every Equity workplace is free from harassment and bullying.”
The new committee will help the organization develop additional forward-looking strategies to eradicate harassment and bullying in the theatre. …