Friday, June 17, 2011

Arts Reporting: Austin City Council Honors Theatre Trades Union upon Centenary, June 23

Received directly:

City Council to Honor Local Union

for 100 Years of Quality Professional Service to Austin Theatre Community

IATSE 205 logoOn June 23 the Austin City Council will issue an official City of Austin proclamation recognizing IATSE Local 205 for 100 years of service to the Austin theatre community. During the event at the Austin City Council Chambers at 301 W. 2nd Street, Local 205 President Rachel Magee will say a few words regarding Local 205’s centennial anniversary. Afterwards President Magee and other Local 205 members will be on hand for photo opportunities.

Since 1911, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 205 has been serving the Austin area as the labor union representing technicians, artisans and crafts persons in the entertainment industry, including live theater, concert, and convention events. IATSE Local 205 has members working in many well-known venues including the Paramount and State Theatres, The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Texas Performing Arts, and various Convention Center and Hotel venues in Austin and the surrounding communities.

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