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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. Theater Careers offers valuable details not readily available elsewhere, including dozens of informative job descriptions surveying the impressive variety of theater careers, both on and off the stage as well as statistics on the working and earning prospects of various careers as drawn from the best sources in the business. The authors also provide thoughtful assessments of the value of education and training choices, including the most meaningful way to look at the costs of college—estimating net costs, which is seldom described elsewhere—and how to choose a school. Straightforward and objective, Theater Careers is an ideal reference for those seeking careers in the theater. Armed with this information, readers will be better equipped to pursue choices that best lead to satisfying and secure employment in the rewarding field of the dramatic arts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-7
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. 1. The Many Jobs in Professional Theater
  2. pp. 6-35
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  1. 2. Theater Education Offers Many Paths
  2. pp. 36-57
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  1. 3. Choosing a University—Consider Time and Money
  2. pp. 58-67
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  1. 4. Theater Career Income Varies
  2. pp. 68-84
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  1. 5. Theatrical Unions Make Rules but Not Jobs
  2. pp. 85-98
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  1. 6. Theater Jobs Are Everywhere ... but Mostly in New York
  2. pp. 99-118
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  1. 7. Real Theater Careers
  2. pp. 119-131
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  1. 8. Find Current Facts
  2. pp. 132-138
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  1. Afterword: Love Theater without a Career in Theater
  2. pp. 139-141
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  1. Appendix A: The American Community Survey
  2. pp. 143-151
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  1. Appendix B: The National Science Foundation's "National Survey of College Graduates"
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. Appendix C: IATSE Local Types
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. Appendix D: IATSE Stage Employee Locals
  2. pp. 149-151
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 153-159
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 161-173
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611171976
Related ISBN
9781611170818
MARC Record
OCLC
854585697
Pages
180
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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