Welcome

 

WELCOME ... to the website of the IATSE Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 769.

 

Local 769 represents workers in many diverse, but related fields in the entertainment industry, such as theatrical productions, ballet, opera, fashion, trade, ice shows, spectaculars, motion pictures, television, concerts and commercials.  We represent a diverse group of skilled technicians that are the best in their field, including dressers, seamstresses, costume stylists, supervisors, key and set costumers and other assistants in wardrobe departments.  We are dedicated to providing skilled workers in every field of the entertainment industry.

 

"For more than 100 years, we've been behind the scenes.  Since the early days of the musical, and the dawn of the film age, we have created indelible images; entertaining the world for generations. We are the brothers and sisters of the IATSE."

                                                                               -  IATSE Website

Latest News

CFL Endorsed Candidates – 3/20 IL Primary

CFL Endorsed Candidates – 3/20 IL Primary

Click on the link below for a list of the candidates endorsed by the Chicago Federation of Labor for the March 20th Illinois

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Union Meeting –  Tuesday, 3/13/18

Union Meeting – Tuesday, 3/13/18

  The next meeting of Wardrobe Local 769 will be held at the Stagehands Local 2 Office, 216 S. Jefferson, 4th Floor,

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Working Peoples Day of Action – 2/24/18

Working Peoples Day of Action – 2/24/18

Working Peoples Day of Action February 24, 2018 Daley Plaza at Noon! Gov. Bruce Rauner and his billionaire cronies have

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5 Female Directors On Why the Theatre Industry Struggles With Gender Equality

5 Female Directors On Why the Theatre Industry Str

5 Female Directors On Why the Theatre Industry Struggles With Gender Equality And the simple solution staring us in the

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Top labor boss takes on Trump over immigration

Top labor boss takes on Trump over immigration

Top labor boss says Trump is right about broken immigration system, but wrong about fix by BENJY

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Voter Registration in Illinois

Voter Registration in Illinois

  Voter Registration Made Simple Your country needs your vote.  Here's how to register in

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Black History Month

Black History Month

The essence of trade unionism is social uplift.  The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised,

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State of the State – January 2018

State of the State – January 2018

January 31, 2018 State of the State January 2018 Governor Rauner has no business serving as CEO of Illinois Chicago

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Women’s March 1/20/18

Women’s March 1/20/18

Thanks to photographer Karen Vanko for the following images from the Women's March on January 20th.

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At the Golden Globes …

At the Golden Globes …

At the Golden Globes, Stars and Their Activist Guests Talk About Why They Fight By VALERIYA SAFRONOVA   JAN. 7,

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How Can Musical Theatre Help Change Our World?

How Can Musical Theatre Help Change Our World?

  As a teacher and musical theater director, I have found myself struggling. I am turning on my television, going on

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Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage At Least Once

Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage At Least

  It is often said that “actors without stagehands are naked people standing in the dark trying to emote and

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Invisible Heroes:  An Ode to the Tech Team

Invisible Heroes: An Ode to the Tech Team

  Having spent much of my theatrical history in the realm of the actor, the ins and outs of the tech world still remain

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’17 Wardrobe Crew @ The Nutcracker

’17 Wardrobe Crew @ The Nutcracker

  The Wardrobe Crew for the 2017 production of "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium ... takes a picture

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday ... Lisa & Irma @ at a production of "Showboat" in the mid

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Beyond A Quick Change: The Many Jobs Of A Dresser

Beyond A Quick Change: The Many Jobs Of A Dresser

    From THEATRE NERDS - October 2, 2017 Beyond The Quick Change: The Many Jobs Of A Broadway Dresser   If

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How Costumes Affect Your Character

How Costumes Affect Your Character

  Costumes are such a fabulous part of theatre – they help tell the story, they help actors get into character, and

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Authenticity … Not Comfort

Authenticity … Not Comfort

(Photo Source: Alison Cohen Rosa/Courtesy IFC Films)   Why Costume Design Is About Authenticity, Not Actors’

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Labor and Creativity

Labor and Creativity

“In our rush toward an uncertain future – a future in which creativity and vibrant culture should play a

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Origins of IATSE Stagehands Union

Origins of IATSE Stagehands Union

Origins of IATSE Stagehands Union To view the video ... click on the link

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Stand Up, Fight Back!

Stand Up, Fight Back!

The Stand Up, Fight Back campaign is a way for the IATSE to stand up to attacks on our members from anti-worker

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Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage

Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage

Every Actor Should be Involved Backstage At Least Once   It is often said that “actors without stagehands are naked

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It bears repeating:  IATSE Equality Statement

It bears repeating: IATSE Equality Statement

Given the events of the past few days, weeks and months ... it bears repeating:   "Equal rights are the cornerstone of

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Working In The Theatre: Costumes

Working In The Theatre: Costumes

From American Theatre Magazine ... for your viewing pleasure this weekend:   Tony Award-winning costume designer and

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What Happens Before Show Time at the Met …

What Happens Before Show Time at the Met …

Shared from the IATSE Facebook page ... What Happens Just Before Show Time at the Met

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The workers who make Broadway hum deserve a standing ovation

The workers who make Broadway hum deserve a standi

BY Patricia White SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:38 PM   Giving all due respect to

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Unforgettable Lesson …

Unforgettable Lesson …

A packed 'Hamilton' matinee — all Chicago Public School students and their teachers Morgan Greene Chicago

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Know Your Rights – from the AFL-CIO

Know Your Rights – from the AFL-CIO

The following resources are intended help ensure that members of our unions know their rights and are prepared to defend

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You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators

You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators

From the IATSE Facebook page: "Looking to channel your political energy? Here's why you should put away the keyboard and pick

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Six Documentaries Every Broadway Fan Should Watch

Six Documentaries Every Broadway Fan Should Watch

By Adam Hetrick Oct 14, 2016 Some of Broadway’s most fascinating moments happened off stage. Here’s a look at six

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5 Things You Learn When You Work In Theatre For The First Time

5 Things You Learn When You Work In Theatre For Th

Working in a theatre setting that doesn’t take place in an educational environment teaches you a lot about theatre that

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“Broadway for Orlando” Music Video

“Broadway for Orlando” Music Video

“Broadway for Orlando” Playbill’s Exclusive Music Video Debuts By Playbill Staff - Jun 19, 2016 Carole King,

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Kinky Boots takes on NC HB2 – Just Pee!

Kinky Boots takes on NC HB2 – Just Pee!

Tony-winning Kinky Boots co-creators Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper have rewritten the lyrics to that musical’s finale,

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IATSE Activism Manual

IATSE Activism Manual

Activism isn’t about winning every fight.  It’s about getting out there and fighting. When we see changes that need

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IATSE Women’s Committee:  Spread the Word!

IATSE Women’s Committee: Spread the Word!

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IATSE & lynda.com … enroll now!

IATSE & lynda.com … enroll now!

The IATSE has partnered with lynda.com, a leading online educator with an extensive library of over 2500 courses to bring

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William A. Lee Scholarship – Deadline 2/14

William A. Lee Scholarship – Deadline 2/14

William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship   Reminder: Deadline for applications for the William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

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