I spent a lot of my early career as a professional actor. My unions, Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA, made sure that I was protected, paid fairly and my working environments were safe.
And that’s where the Stagehands come in.
As a performer the Stagehands are the ones that make your life possible and that the stage is ready in every way imaginable. They make sure your favorite rock show, stage play or Broadway musical looks good, sounds good and happens without a hitch.
They supported me in my performance career. And luckily, I work with them daily at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. And when I decided to run for office they were the first union to step up and say, “Travis we will support you here, too.” It’s hard to describe the value of the type of support they give. They are professionals dedicated to putting you in the best light while they’re working for you in the shadows. I’m eternally grateful to my brothers and sisters of IATSE Local 6. They are the best people. Always there with a handshake and a smile while asking “What can I help you with?”
Thank you to the men and women of IATSE Local 6, I couldn’t be prouder having you on my side.