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Who should complete the survey?

We are seeking data from companies who hire production personnel– professional theatre organizations, general and production management firms, and fabrication shops– in the U.S. We request a single response per organization. We have tried to identify relevant contacts in your organization (management, production, communications) but please share with the appropriate members of your team as you see fit.

How will my company's responses be used?

Survey responses will be analyzed to generate qualitative and quantitative data which will be used in the book. Gathering data will allow the researchers to more effectively understand the challenges workers are facing, identify examples of practices that are working well, and develop strategies that are targeted at the most important problems or causal factors. Individual examples from specific institutions may be cited. Though we are not encrypting the data, we are not collecting personally identifiable information. We will not share any individual person's data or information.

What is the book about?

This book will explore equitable labor practices in theatrical production. Examining both historical precedence and current circumstances, the book will use case studies of current industry examples to document the progressive initiatives already underway in the field. The authors will investigate data collection, models for analysis, and examples from other fields which can be applied to production in American theater, specifically around gender and race equity, support for caregivers, LBGTQIA+ representation and safety. The book will provide a series of tools and strategies for performing arts leaders to foster accessibility, representation, inclusion, belonging and sustainability.

When will the book be published?

The book is expected to be published in early 2024 by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group.

What if I have more questions?

You can read more about the project on our home page and email us at equitablelabor@gmail.com. We’d be delighted to speak with you!

Content Warning

Some of the information we are gathering may bring up harmful memories. Please care for yourself in completing the survey. Please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund for continued support if you need more resources for care.