artists and technicians in the theatre careers listed above are represented by
one or more of the following trade guilds and professional associations.
They provide a voice for the interests of their membership, offer opportunities
for education, exposure, building contacts and interpersonal relationships, and
oftentimes negotiate for the protection and advancement of their members.
Many of them add members by recommendation and invitation only.
Most require the payment of dues.
all that going on, someone is getting jobs! Go for
it. But be warned: it’s far more difficult
to obtain a job in a specific career field than it is to go to an employment agency
and take whatever comes along that partially interests you—nanny, groundskeeper,
grocery clerk, bowling instructor, whatever it be. Prayer,
endurance, patience, prayer, poverty, hard work, prayer, and success all hold
hands in the crazy world of theatre careers.
of course, you don’t have to be a Theatre Major
to have a career in the theatre. But if you’ve gone this far in toying with
the idea, you might as well investigate the possibilities. That
being the case, you are hereby granted official authorization to review the materials
in section C of this handbook, For
Majors and Minors or Those Who Intend To Be It
should help you shape your educational decisions toward assuring your theatre
summary, the study of theatre and involvement in theatre is not only noble
and liberating in its investigation of ancient and fundamental human impulses,
but it also presents you a unique way of knowing about the world and about yourself.
Development of theatrical skills can shape your relationships with others
and give you a level of grace in living which few other human enterprises can.
It may even provide you with a career, and at the very least it will hone
abilities affording you many opportunities for success in the workplace.
And of greatest importance, the study of theatre can animate
you to be what you are: an eternal, intelligent, creative, specially-gifted servant
of God assigned to sacred purposes on Earth.