Hi! We're Local #887
We represent the costume shops, backstage wardrobe crews, and child guardians of Western Washington.
CALL TO SOLIDARITY
We are asking our members and our community to show solidarity with Seattle's Child Guardians, who are fighting for their right to be represented by IATSE 887.
Several venues are putting up expensive fights while pleading poverty at the bargaining table – ignoring the solidarity and community interest that we share with these workers. Other truly covid-impacted venues have voluntarily recognized this group.
Please reach out to venues in Seattle and let them know that you support the Child Guardians's right to organize with 887!
Pictured: the crew of Les Miserables at the 5th Avenue Theatre wearing buttons & showing support.
Looking for work?
Costume Shops: Local #887 represents workers in costume shops at Seattle Opera, Seattle Rep, Seattle Children's Theatre, ACT, 5th Avenue Theatre, and Village Theatre. Check out our Costume Shop Job Posts to see current postings.
Wardrobe: Check out our Wardrobe Dispatch & Work page to see what our Hiring Hall is currently dispatching. Contact the Wardrobe Head for venues directly if you are looking for direct hire. If you would like to join our Hiring Hall, please register with us.
Have you been hired at a venue represented by IATSE Local #887? Be sure to register with us! Click Here to request registration forms.
Looking to hire workers?
In need of a highly skilled tailor, draper, stitcher, crafts person, or wardrobe assistant? Look no further. This is what we do! Click here to tell us what you're looking for.
Are you looking for dispatched workers? Please fill out our Dispatch Request Form.
Need to report a workplace violation?
Please use our Report Workplace Violations form. A representative from IATSE 887 will be in touch.
887's Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples. We understand that despite the promise of designated tribal land according to the Point Elliot Treaty of 1855, the original stewards of this vast region were forcibly removed by European-American settlers, through colonial policy, discriminatory laws, and the burning of traditional villages. We honor the descendants of The Duwamish who continue to live in the Seattle area and among the Suquamish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot and Lummi peoples. As an Arts organization, we respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous artists of all genres. We also recognize that capital was gained from many forms of exploitation.
We stand with the anti-racism work that has been done in the past and continues today. We respect Indigenous Sovereignty.
By this acknowledgment we hope to connect the history of this region to the present.
EQUITY, INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, OPPORTUNITY AND RESPECT.
Local 887's Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access Committee has submitted a response to the BIPOC Theatremakers, authors of the letter to DEAR WHITE AMERICAN THEATRE.
"Our response is meant to affirm our shared goals to uplift, center, and celebrate the contributions of artists of color, and to take responsibility for creating a more equitable and anti-racist work environment". Read Local 887's full response .