WHO

Our union, which is comprised of thousands of professionals throughout North America, is the labor organization that represents technicians and craftspersons in a myriad of occupations directly associated with the backstage segment of the entertainment industry. While we do not represent our brothers and sisters who appear in acting roles on-stage or in front of the camera, you see our work in countless other ways on the stage, screen or in television. Simply stated, the show can't go on without us!

In Tulsa, you'll see our work behind the lights and backstage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the BOK Center Arena, the ORU Mabee Center as well as other Tulsa entertainment venues. When the curtain goes up or scenery is moved, a stagehand is there to make it happen. When the house lights dim, one of our members may be at the controls of a lighting console When a sound system is used, a stage technician is monitoring and controlling the microphones and speakers. And when a spotlight picks up a performer on the stage, in all likelihood it's a member of the IATSE or Local 354. By and large, we do the majority of our work silently, invisibly and without fanfare.