In the event of any health or safety emergency, including, but not limited to, insufficient heat or air conditioning, technical problems, leaks or fire, the Deputy or Stage Manager will immediately notify the appropriate Business Representative for the show. If the Equity offices are closed, an emergency service number will be given via tape recording. The Deputy or Stage Manager will call that number and leave the following information:
- The name and location of the production and theatre
- The contract under which the show is organized (e.g., Production, LORT, COST)
- The nature of the emergency
- The Deputy's and/or Stage Manager's name and local phone number.
A Business Representative will contact the Deputy and/or Stage Manager quickly.
Unless an Actor's health or safety is in imminent danger, no Actor is authorized to refuse to perform. A decision to cancel any performance for health or safety reasons may only be made by the President or Executive Director of Actors' Equity. Any individual Actor may refuse to work if he/she reasonably believes him/herself to be in imminent danger. Any Actor who refuses to work without prior approval of the President or Executive Director of the Association may be subject to penalties should his/her refusal lack credibility and therefore be unreasonable.
Equity Office Numbers:
Chicago (312) 641-0393
Los Angeles (323) 978-8080 Bethany Umbach
Orlando (407) 345-8600