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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.
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
The Many Jobs in Professional Theater
Theater Education Offers Many Paths
Choosing a University-Consider Time and Money
Theater Career Income Varies
Theatrical Unions Make Rules but Not Jobs
Theater Jobs Are Everywhere … but Mostly in New York
Real Theater Careers
Find Current Facts
Afterword: Love Theater without a Career in Theater
The American Community Survey
The National Science Foundation's "National Survey of College Graduates"
IATSE Local Types
IATSE Stage Employee Locals
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