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  • So... we just gave up or...? 12/05/2017  4:48pm

    I know last week turned into a shit show, but everyone all over the theatre community was freaking out about how this week would be filled with change and new standards that those in power would be held to. I mean they had to take down the damn website because things got so insane, and now there is no article, some censored stuff, and what? Are we just waiting for the uppers to post their article, or did we give up that easy?

    Not knocking one single side of this here, genuinely curious. Cuz it feels like the momentum and idea of change exited and now... nothin.


    Right? Is this "article" even real?

    justtryintob00k 12/05/2017  5:16pm

    Im actually heartbroken that everyone is so silent. A huge casting director got fired and nobody at Actors equity or at Telsey and company addressed the actors. No apology, no assurance that actors will not get harrased anymore.

    A lot of my friends are scared to talk because even equity is quiet. Is very confusing.

    Even after Matt Lauer got fired from NBC, the network made a statment. Nothing from Telsey or from the CSA.

    Regarding the article, nobody knows anything. Rumors so far.

    Mimimarquez 12/05/2017  5:18pm

    I think people are waiting for the article which may or may not actually exist

    bwaylvsong 12/05/2017  5:59pm

    My guess is they have their hands full with Levine. That shit is only going to continue to blow up -- Met has been covering up for a long time. Only a guess of course, but perhaps the opera world's own clusterfuck could be delaying release. They can only stir one pot at once.

    AstoriaFierce 12/05/2017  10:09pm

    I'd agree that the general public is silent in anticipation. No excuse for why Telsey or Equity are so quiet.

    ‡‡‡ 12/05/2017  10:12pm

    Word is that those working on the article for the NY Times were overwhelmed by the response and people reaching out that they are taking their time to fact check, etc. So that's why it's taking so long, which is smart on their part. This is such a serious issue. No need to drag someone down that doesn't need to be dragged.

    Smactor 12/05/2017  10:46pm