Performers we know and love have received permission from the Actress Fairness Association to return to Walt Disney World after a long hiatus from the early reopening of the park.
From Actor Joint Stock Association:
“The Actors Fair Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers at live theaters, issued the following statement regarding reports that Walt Disney World has agreed to provide space for an on-site COVID test center at Walt Disney World.
“We are consistent that testing is an important part of ensuring a safe workplace for Equity performers and today, I am delighted to see that Disney World has agreed,”; says Kate Shindle, President of the Actress Stock Association. “With the news that Disney will provide trials to Equity performers and others in the park, I am pleased to announce that Equity’s executive committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Disney to presenters. Return Equity. ”
On June 23, Disney announced plans to summon the members for rehearsals next week. On June 25 Equity released a public statement that actors need to be tested as actors cannot practice away from society during their workday. The next day, on June 26, Walt Disney World canceled all withdrawal notices for Equity members. “
As stated in the press release, a Memorandum of Understanding is established on the basis of the new COVID-19 test site that was opened on site at Walt Disney World Resort, inside Disney’s Maingate Complex. Many Walt Disney World performers have been yearning to return to work since the park closed, even launching a #BringBacktheMagic campaign after the park reopened. We look forward to a return of live entertainment and entertainment as the health and safety guidelines allow in the coming weeks.