“Titanique” Production Workers Unanimously Vote to Join IATSE

New York, NY – Six crewmembers covering carpentry, electric, props, audio, wardrobe, hair, and makeup for the off-Broadway musical “Titanique” are set to join The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees after voting unanimously in favor of unionization in a National Labor Relations Board election February 9th. This historic vote is part of a growing trend off-Broadway, as workers at theatres throughout New York City are coming together in solidarity to improve working conditions. 

The acclaimed production of “Titanique” is a comedic parody of the 1997 film Titanic, featuring hits by Céline Dion. Garnering accolades such as the 2023 Lucille Lortel Award and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, the production has captivated audiences since its off-Broadway debut at The Asylum Theatre in June 2022, later transferring to the Daryl Roth Theatre in November of the same year. 

The decision by the crew of “Titanique” to unionize reflects a broader movement within the off-Broadway community, where workers increasingly recognize the importance of collective bargaining and solidarity. Just last week, the crew members of “Titanique” joined forces with their counterparts at the Atlantic Theatre for a rally in Washington Square Park, culminating in a march to the New York City NLRB offices to hand-deliver their union election ballots. The demonstration drew enthusiastic support from pro-union allies and numerous workers of other off-Broadway theaters, highlighting the unity and determination of this growing movement.  

“Off-Broadway workers are energized, and they want a seat at the table,” said IATSE Representative Dan Little. “This crew has helped to spark the movement. They understand that with a union they have a voice and the power to improve their jobs.” 

Theater and live event workers looking to join together to win better workplaces can head to iatse.net/join to contact an IATSE organizer. 

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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 170,000 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.

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General: comms@iatse.net
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