The Broadway League

It's been 11 years since we've updated the Lab Agreement. Salaries have stayed stagnant. It’s time for an agreement that works for everyone.

With that in mind, Equity has put together an open letter to the Broadway League, and many members who have worked on the Lab Agreement have signed on. Will you join them?

To: The Broadway League
From: [Your Name]

As a member of Actors’ Equity, I stand in solidarity with my Actors’ Equity members in calling for a stronger Lab Agreement. Salaries on this agreement haven't changed in 11 years! It’s time for an agreement that works for everyone.

Since the Lab Agreement was created, the landscape for show development has changed drastically. Creative contributions and the demands placed on artists have risen exponentially. But members are still earning the same weekly minimum salary on the Lab Agreement as they were 11 years ago.

That’s why we stand united with Equity in seeking a new Lab Agreement that improves the weekly salaries, recognizes creative contributions and includes profit participation and puts an end to the days when the Lab Agreement was abused and used as a substitute for rehearsal time that belongs on a production contract. Those are our priorities moving forward.

Actors and Stage Managers work best when fairly compensated with strong workplace safety rules. It’s been 11 years since the Lab Agreement was introduced. I am #NotaLabRat. No one should be earning the same weekly salary as 11 years ago.

In solidarity,

The Members of Actors' Equity Association