We have exciting news to share! Walt Disney World performers can now return to Disney! The Equity’s executive committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Disney for Equity performers to return.
As shared on Actors’ Equity Association webpage: Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, released the following statement regarding reports that Walt Disney World has agreed to provide space for an on-site center for COVID testing at Walt Disney World.
“We have been consistent that testing is an important part of ensuring a safe workplace for Equity performers, and today, I’m pleased to see that Disney World has agreed,” said Kate Shindle, President of Actors’ Equity Association. “With the news that Disney will make testing available for Equity performers and others in the park, I’m happy to announce that Equity’s executive committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Disney for Equity performers to return.”
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As previously shared, Disney has been working to find ways to work around absent union actors by changing shows. Now, this agreement will allow for performers to return to their positions. We can’t wait to see what unfolds with this change at Walt Disney World!
UPDATE: Disney Issues Statement About COVID-19 Testing Site
Source: Actors’ Equity Association