Why Are Theater Workers Marching On Broadway?
Years of low wages, exploitation, and abuse have led theater workers to demand their unions, after having long ignored them, start protecting them. On Thursday, April 22, theater workers in New York City are marching on the national headquarters of the union to demand accountability and change.
Ezra BrainApril 21, 2021
Tony Award-Winning Producer Scott Rudin Is a Monster to His Workers
One of the most powerful men in show business routinely physically attacks his staff.
Ezra BrainApril 9, 2021
Stagehands Picket for Contract in New Haven, Connecticut
Stagehands working at a theater in New Haven, Connecticut, have been picketing to demand a new contract for a week. They work in jobs that have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Olivia WoodMarch 15, 2021
Bertolt Brecht and Marxist Art
The German communist poet created an approach that stands in contrast to traditional and postmodern ideas.
Ezra BrainMarch 7, 2021
Why Hamilton Is the Most Right-Wing Musical on Broadway
In the midst of a movement against systemic racism, Disney has released a filmed version of the musical Hamilton. But when one looks past its diverse cast and enjoyable score, it becomes clear that Hamilton glamorizes slave owners.
Ezra BrainJuly 7, 2020
The Invisible Working Class of Broadway: Quotes from Workers Impacted by the Broadway Shutdown
On March 12, Broadway essentially shut down after Governor Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of more than 500 people. Smaller theaters are now required to seat at half capacity. How will this affect the hundreds of workers who keep NYC’s theatre industry running? Here are reports from five artists about how the shutdown will affect themselves and their coworkers.
Ezra BrainMarch 15, 2020
Broadway Is Closed: What Does That Mean For Gig Workers?
Left Voice spoke to Chandler Black, a building manager for a NYC theatre, about the impact that the closing of Broadway (and Off-Broadway) theaters has had on gig economy workers.
Chandler BlackMarch 13, 2020