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IATSE Local 828 Organizes Scenic Art Department at Shaw Festival

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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO – IATSE Local 828, with the assistance of the International, has been met with success in its efforts to certify scenic artists at the Shaw Festival. A certification vote was held last week and Local 828 was thrilled with the decisive victory.

The Shaw Festival opened its doors in 1962 and operates out of four theatres: the 856-seat Festival Theatre, the 327-seat Court House Theatre, the 328-seat Royal George Theatre and the new 176-seat Studio Theatre. The Festival produces 10 to 12 plays each season, with over 800 performances in the four theatres, to audiences totaling roughly 300,000 people.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net

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