Career Coach: Managing Your Career in Theater and the Performing Arts

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Infobase Publishing, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 285 pages
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The performing arts can be a very competitive industry for actors, directors, singers, and set designers alike. Ferguson Career Coach: Managing Your Career in Theater and the Performing Arts offers tips to help students achieve career success in this very competitive industry. Loaded with practical advice, career strategies, interviewing tips, and much more, this indispensable book takes readers behind the scenes and teaches them all they need to know to make their mark in this creative field.

Chapters include:
  • Plan for Success in Theater and the Performing Arts
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Tools for Success
  • Getting Your Foot in the Door
  • Marketing Yourself for Success
  • The Theatrical Audition
  • Succeeding in the Talent End of the Industry.
 

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Contents

Introducing Your Career Coach
7
Focusing on a Great Career in Theater or the Performing Arts
19
Plan for Success in Theater and the Performing Arts
38
Get Ready Get Set Go Preparation
56
Job Search Strategies
76
Tools for Success
92
7 Getting Your Foot in the Door
124
The Interview
149
Marketing Yourself for Success
177
Succeeding in the Workplace
193
Succeeding on the Talent End of the Industry
207
Success Is Yours for the Taking
234
Trade Associations Unions and Other Organizations
246
Theater and Performing Arts Web Sites
258
Bibliography
263
Index
276

The Theatrical Audition
165

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About the author (2008)

Shelly Field is president and CEO of The Shelly Field Organization, a public relations, marketing, and management firm specializing in celebrity clients in the music, sports, and entertainment industries.

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