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Info from the Organizing Committee

Pre-Meeting Seminar: Lighting Paperwork

Sister Katy Hallee will be presenting a pre-meeting seminar before the regular membership meeting on January 30th.  The seminar is open to all Austin area stagehands.

The topic of the seminar is “Lighting Paperwork”- primarily how to read and interpret light plots and paperwork.

Light Plot Example

The seminar will be held in the IBEW 3rd floor meeting room from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
4818 E Ben White Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78741

To sign up, please fill out the form at: You should receive an immediate confirmation that your sign up request was recorded.

The January regular membership meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.

In Solidarity,
Todd Drga
IATSE Local 205 Vice President

2nd Stagehand Appreciation Cookout

2nd Annual Stagehand Appreciation Cookout!

We, IATSE Local 205, are hosting our 2nd Annual Stagehand Appreciation Cookout in two weeks! All Austin area stagehands welcome, regardless of union affiliation.  Please RSVP for you and your party to .

Date: Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Location: Martin Park, 10 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702

The schedule is as follows:
12pm-1pm – Set up starts
3pm – Food Served
4pm – Stagehand Olympics!
8pm – End of Cookout / Clean-up

Bring yourselves, your fellow Austin area stagehands, members and non-members alike, and your families!

We will be cooking burgers and other foods on the grill.  Feel free to bring a side or something to throw on the grill.

We are looking for people to help with set-up, cooking and tear-down.

We are also look for people to bring along common cookout goods and activities, such as:

  • Grilling Tools
  • Cutting Boards/Food Prep Items
  • Tables / Chairs
  • EZ-Ups
  • Coolers
  • Grills
  • Games (2×4 Jenga, Frisbees, Kites, etc.)
  • Items for Stagehand Olympics

Please contact Paul Arebalo, Chair of the Organizing Committee, at  or leave a comment on the facebook event if you are able to help out in any way.


ZACH: Choices require FACTS!

ZACH Theatre employees have a choice coming up before them, to vote for Local 205 Representation or not. Choices require accurate information. In an effort to cut through the rumors and dirty tactics from ZACH management, Local 205 has a whole new section of this site just for ZACH employees!

There is also a HOTLINE for any other questions you may have, call anytime! 512-371-1217 ext. 205

Zach Scott Production Employees, You’re Invited!

Uncle Billy’s, 1530 Barton Springs Road on Tuesday, June 14 from 7PM

Read the full meeting invitation here:
PDF Invitation

You’ve heard from ZACH management, you’ve heard from disgruntled ex-ZACH employees, you’ve heard from disgruntled ex-union members, sadly you’ve even heard from a misinformed Local 205 member. Unfortunately, all of them have provided you with misinformation about organizing, what it means, how it works, and how it will impact you.

So, who is the union? We’re stagehands, just like you. We love our craft, just like you. We’re creative and proud of what we do, just like you. We’d like to help you thrive at ZACH, not just survive!

I’d like you to hear the truth about organizing, IATSE and Local 205 from a reliable source; IATSE Local 205’s leadership! I’m inviting you all to put us to the test. We’ll be at

Uncle Billy’s, 1530 Barton Springs Road on Tuesday, June 14 from 7PM

to give you all the facts and dispel any other myths.

Rachel Magee,
IATSE Local 205, President.
(512) 371-1217 ext. 101