Theater Careers

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-15
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr

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Theater Careers is designed to empower aspiring theater professionals to make savvy, informed decisions through a concise overview of how to prepare for and find work in the theater business. Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson offer well-researched information on various professions, salary ranges, educational and experience requirements, and other facets certain to enlighten students contemplating a theater career, as well as inform counselors, teachers, and parents of available opportunities and the demands of each path.

Author Biography

Tim Donahue is the coauthor with Jim Patterson of Stage Money: The Business of the Professional Theater. He is also coauthor of A Concise Theatre History and The Enjoyment of Theatre, ninth edition. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina, where he recently retired as the director of marketing and development from the Department of Theatre and Dance after nearly ten years. Jim Patterson is the author of Stage Directing and the coauthor of Theatre in the Secondary School Classroom and the seventh and eighth editions of The Enjoyment of Theatre. Patterson retired as a Distinguished Professor of Theatre from the University of South Carolina. A member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, he has earned numerous awards for his work as a director and an educator.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Many Jobs in Professional Theaterp. 6
Theater Education Offers Many Pathsp. 36
Choosing a University-Consider Time and Moneyp. 58
Theater Career Income Variesp. 68
Theatrical Unions Make Rules but Not Jobsp. 85
Theater Jobs Are Everywhere … but Mostly in New Yorkp. 98
Real Theater Careersp. 119
Find Current Factsp. 132
Afterword: Love Theater without a Career in Theaterp. 139
The American Community Surveyp. 143
The National Science Foundation's "National Survey of College Graduates"p. 145
IATSE Local Typesp. 147
IATSE Stage Employee Localsp. 149
Selected Bibliographyp. 153
Indexp. 161
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