INAEM Threatens Another Strike at Major Madrid Theaters Including Teatro Real de Madrid

By David Salazar

INAEM is preparing to strike on Oct. 13, 2021.

Following a strike on Oct. 8 that suspended a performance of “Los Gavilanes” at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, the union representing technical workers in Spain, has its eyes set on disrupting the opening night performance of  “Centenario Antonio Rui Soler” featuring the Ballet Nacional de España.

The strike will also affect other performances of “Fuenteovejuna” and “Antonio y Cleopatra” at the Teatro de la Comedia, “El libro de Sicilia” at the Teatro María Guerrero, and “El bar que se tragó a todos los españoles” at the Teatro Valle-Inclán.

The organization also noted that it was confident that negotiations will start up during the next few weeks as it already has plans for additional strikes on Oct. 21 and 28. These strikes would affect performances at the Teatro María Guerrero, Teatro Valle Inclán, Teatro de la Zarzuela, and Teatro de la Comedia.

“We love our profession. We love to make theater and we do not want to suspend performances, but to show them to the public. We want to be listened to and continue being a part of INAEM. But if we don’t strike now, we won’t be able to do it in the future,” the organization said in a press statement.