Bobby Steggert Speaks Out on #FairWageOnStage
A new hashtag was been has been showing up on social media pages recently, popular among members of Actors' Equity. #FairWageOnStage is the slogan promoting a minimum salary increase for the Off-Broadway contract that expires on November 6th.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Equity is currently negotiating with the Off-Broadway League to increase minimums on their current contract. Currently weekly wages range from $593 for theatres with 100-199 seats to $1,057 for the largest of Off-Broadway houses, 351-499 seats.
Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish, Mothers and Sons), who has starred in shows both on and off Broadway chimes in with his opinion on the matter below: