Theater Careers A Realistic Guide

ISBN-10: 1611170818
ISBN-13: 9781611170818
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

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• Statistics on the working and earning prospects of various careers as drawn from the best sources in the business• 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 schoolStraightforward 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.

Tom Casey, Tim Donahue, and Eric Seubert have worked together for over 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Buck Consultants, The Concours Group and now Discussion Partner Collaborative.  Their blog is at http://talentreadiness.wordpress.com/ Tom Caseyis the Managing Principal of Discussion Partner Collaborative, an executive advisory firm focused on Human Capital Strategy. An expert in the development of organizational transformation strategies during his 30+ years of consulting, he  held senior positions with Harbridge House Inc.,  Arthur D. Little,  PricewaterhouseCoopers, Buck Consultants and The Concours Group before foundingDiscussion Partner Collaborative. Tom has authored over 70 articles on Human Capital strategy. Talent Readiness, The Future Is Now  is his third book on the topic. Tom resides both in suburban Boston and Lima, Peru ldquo;whichever is warmer at the timerdquo;.  Tim Donahueis Principal ofTalent Directions, a New York-based consultancy specializing in talent advisory, leadership development and executive coaching. Before foundingTalent Directions, Tim was with both PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Concours Group. Eric Seubertis an executive advisor, author and platform speaker.  He advises global clients on human capital transformation issues.  Eric is a Managing Principal atTalent Strategy Advisors, a workforce planning and talent management consultancy offering advisory, executive education and insight research services. Ericrsquo;s upcoming bookThe Making of a Workforce Strategywill be published in Winter 2010/2011.  

Jim Patterson, the author of Stage Directing (Allyn & Bacon), spent three decades at the University of South Carolina, where he headed the MFA program in directing and taught its secondary theater-methods course. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Patterson has been recognized for his work by the South Carolina Speech Communication Association and the South Carolina Theatre Association, and was awarded the state's Order of the Silver Crescent.

Introduction
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
Selected Bibliography
Index

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