As casting directors ramp up their demand for a union contract from the Broadway League, actors are showing their support on social media through the hashtag #FairnessForCasting. Among those who have joined the campaign are the cast of War Paint, Indecent’s Katrina Lenk and Adina Verson, Hamilton’s J. Quinton Johnson, Lauren Worsham, Lilli Cooper, and TV actor Willie Garson.
As previously reported, Broadway casting directors joined Teamsters Local 817 in 2016, but the Broadway League has yet to negotiate a union contract with them. Without such a contract, casting directors are left to find health insurance on their own. Their employers also make no contributions toward their retirement.
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See which stars have joined #FairnessForCasting below:
We wouldn't be here without them! We support #fairnessforcasting pic.twitter.com/9Vphweva6m— Katrina Lenk (@KatrinaLenk) June 3, 2017
The cast of @warpaintmusical supports #FairnessForCasting. Why doesn't @TheBwayLeague? #1u @Teamsters pic.twitter.com/3ODi4416PL— Teamsters JC 16 (@TeamstersJC16) June 2, 2017
Without casting directors, this wonderful job couldn't exist. Let's get them properly contracted. #FairnessForCasting pic.twitter.com/lvUjq6xjTw— J. Quinton Johnson (@JQuintonJohnson) June 5, 2017
Let's support the angels who make dreams come true and allow stories to be told....#Fairnessforcasting pic.twitter.com/LKRJG4LLz3— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) June 1, 2017
@LilliCooper and I support #fairnessforcasting and love our casting director family! ...PS cast us. pic.twitter.com/bUzEOdqKam— Lauren worsham (@WorshamLauren) June 5, 2017