I would suggest breaking down the professional requirements from the Union in detail for them.We have the audience masked with a vaccine or negative covid test requirement, ventilation wide open with the correct filters, audience at least 6ft from any actor (its actually more), the house at 50% and audience spaced apart, all the AEA restrictions in place regarding backstage areas off limits, and of course the entire staff vaccinated and also getting weekly covid testing.At that level of protection, you'd be hard pressed to convince anyone that the theater isn't the safest public space in the county!But also, showing that the steps taken are enough to make the Union feel safe putting their performers on stage without masks is a strong argument.
I would recommend speaking with Forward Theater in Madison, WI as they successfully lobbied to have the mandate changed for performing arts.
I've copied their management team, Jen and Julie on this email.
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