The performers we know and love have all received from the Stock Company to return to Walt Disney World after a long period without performances during the initial reopening of the parks.
From the Actors Capital Association:
The Stakeholders Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theater, issued the following statement regarding the reports that Walt Disney World has agreed to provide space for a on-site center for COVID testing at Walt Disney World.
“We have been consistent that testing is an important part of providing a secure job for Capital performers, and today, I̵7;m pleased to see that Disney World has agreed,” he said. Kate Shindle, President of the Actors Share Association. “With the news that Disney will make testing available to equity performers and others in the park, I’m happy to announce that the Equity executive committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Disney for return performers.”
On June 23, Disney announced plans to withdraw members for testing next week. On June 25 Equity made a public statement that actors should be tested because actors cannot practice social distancing throughout their work day. The next day, June 26, Walt Disney World canceled all its withdrawal announcements for members of the capital. “
According to the press release, the Memorandum of Understanding was created on the basis of a new COVID-19 test site, opened on site at Walt Disney World Resort, within Disney’s Maingate Complex. Many Walt Disney World performers have been keen to get back to work since the theme park closed, even starting a #BringBacktheMagic campaign after the parks reopened. We look forward to seeing the return of live shows and entertainment as permitted by health and safety guidelines in the coming weeks.