UBCP/ACTRA’s BIPOC Committee would like to invite our members to join us in celebrating Black History Month.  Let’s take this month to look for opportunities to celebrate and appreciate the Black diaspora in all its rich diversity in the field of arts and entertainment.   As artists and storytellers, we are…

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Omari Newton is an award-winning professional actor, writer, director andproducer. As a writer, his original Hip Hop theatre piece Sal Capone has receivedcritical acclaim and multiple productions, including a recent presentation atCanada’s National Arts Centre. He has been commissioned by Black TheatreWorkshop (BTW) in Montreal to write a companion…

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We continue to receive a lot of questions about productions testing performers for COVID-19. We are working with the DGC-BC, IATSE 891, IATSE 669 and Teamsters 155 to sign Letters of Understanding (LOU) with productions that wish to conduct testing of both cast and crew.  The LOUs ensure that there…

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UBCP/ACTRA, along with our brothers and sisters in the labour moment,  has been lobbying government to ensure that no workers – including performers – would be left behind when CERB comes to an end. We were pleased to learn that the Federal Government has heard this message and developed a…

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