top of page

Who We Are

ATPAM members are press agents, publicity and marketing specialists, company managers and house and facilities managers who are devoted to the health, vitality and success of staged entertainment of all types.

ATPAM is part of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC. As Local 18032 of the IATSE, ATPAM enjoys membership in the largest Union governing the entertainment business and with that, finds itself as part of a vital, growing industry that encompasses stage, screen and television.

Where We Are

On Broadway and Off, on the road, at the opera, the symphony, in dance and in cabarets, in big cities and smaller towns, and at not-for-profit and regional theatres across America and Canada, ATPAM’s talent shines behind the scenes.

Where We Are Going

ATPAM is expanding. As a union of Press Agents and Managers, we must recognize the unique position we are in to push forward new ideas and processes. We must use the resources and abilities of our members to create a consensus of change among all of the various stakeholders who want to see change. We are deeply committed to the advancement of BIPOC members of ATPAM and the larger Broadway community, as well as exploring policies and programs to address Unconscious Bias, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


We’re organizing new venues and inviting theatre professionals in today’s new job titles to share our voice, our influence and our community of interest. If you share our love of great theatre, we invite you to learn about joining ATPAM and becoming a vital part of our theatre’s future. As a member of ATPAM you have a voice in the workplace, in your Union and in the theatre community.

Where We’ve Been

In 1928, ATPAM received a charter directly from the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and began its mission of actively and creatively contributing to the success of American theatre. In 1994, with the belief that there is strength in unity, ATPAM overwhelmingly decided to affiliate with the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC. (IATSE).


By working together with all of organized labor in the entertainment industry, it is our goal to ensure the betterment of the working lives of our members and to collectively give our talent to the magic that is theatre. Learn more about ATPAM’s extensive history within the theatre industry.

ATPAM’s negotiated contracts provide you with outstanding rights and protections, including:

  • On the job security

  • Competitive salaries

  • Pension and welfare benefits with employer contributions

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Cost of Living Adjustment increases

  • Bond guarantees for outstanding salaries and expenses

  • Grievance and arbitration procedures.


The list doesn’t end there! Learn about all the member benefits we offer.

Rights and Protection


ATPAM, Union No.18032, affiliated with IATSE, AFL-CIO, CLC Department for Professional Employees New York State AFL-CIO California Labor Federation California State Theatrical Federation Theatrical Federation of San Francisco Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Chicago Entertainment Industry Labor Council Unions for the Performing Arts New York State AFL-CIO Labor Entertainment Industry Committee International Labor Communications Association AFL-CIO/CLC Central Labor Councils of New York, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington D.C. The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG).

bottom of page