Today's level of audience and producer expectations in so many venues, coupled with the availability of sophisticated new technologies, have often necessitated a combination of crafts utilized in theatrical presentations. IATSE Local 19 is comprised of some of the most diverse craftspeople the theatrical industry has to offer. Among these are ETCP Certified Lighting technicians, ETCP Certified riggers, scenic carpenters, hi-end video engineers, audio-visual specialists, property makers, and pyro & special effects technicians. All which are capable of vastly enhancing any performance and a full-scale theatrical presentation.
The goal and directive of the Local 19 is to address the well being and needs of the membership in the areas of Legislative and State of the Trade. Local, State and Federal Legislative representation in such areas as job safety, wage, working conditions and other issues that effect our members, their families and neighbors.
Local 19 also has an equal attention to State Of the Trade issues that effect our industry. Whether it is low light, low energy, fiber optics, HDTV along with ever changing technology, these issues are of immediate concern in order to stay on top of our industry priorities. Training, Safety, working conditions and other issues that are impacted to the well being of our membership are reviewed on an annual basis under the scrutiny of our delegates.