Actors’ Equity Association is calling on producer Scott Rudin, who “pulled out” from his Broadway productions today in response to allegations of workplace abuse, to release employees from nondisclosure agreements.
The Equity Statement was released shortly after Rudin announced today that he would relinquish his “active participation” in his Broadway productions to “others in the Broadway community and, in a number of cases. , from the list of participants already in place on these programs. “
“Since reporting on Scott Rudin, we have had many private conversations with our sibling unions and the Broadway League,” said Equity President Kate Shindle and CEO Mary McColl. “Hundreds of members have told us that these allegations are inexcusable and that everyone deserves a safe workplace, whether unionized or not.
“We salute the courage of those who have come forward. We hope Scott Rudin will also release his staff from any nondisclosure agreements they have signed as a condition of employment.
“This is an important step in creating truly safe and harassment-free theatrical workplaces on Broadway and beyond. This is not the end of our work to ensure a safe workplace for everyone in the industry as we work to reopen.