The Actor's Other Career Book: Using Your Chops to Survive and Thrive

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Allworth Press, Sep 21, 2010 - Performing Arts - 224 pages
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Actors don’t have to become Broadway stars to make a living with their acting talents. This indispensable guide shows actors how to think outside the box to seek out and take advantage of jobs in a wide range of fields. The Actor’s Other Career Book pulls back the curtain to reveal more than 50 permanent and temporary positions available in cruise ships, trade shows, retail stores, advertising agencies, corporate settings, education, social outreach, tourist attractions, physical fitness, and much more. Whether actors are looking to continue performing in new venues or apply their skills to a new field, this is the resource to help make the transition. Interviews with successful actors reveal how others looked beyond the stage for lucrative and satisfying work, how they applied their training and background to their current positions, and how they achieved success on their own terms. A comprehensive listing of organizations, Web sites, companies, and publications provide a wealth of tools. All actors looking to take control of their futures will need this book.

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About the author (2010)

Lisa Mulcahy is a theater teacher, director, performer, and multimedia writer. She was cowriter and stage director of the hit Off-Broadway musical "Renegade Sluts on Bikes "and was directed by Edward Albee in her appearance in his play "Malcom". Her articles have been published in such magazines as "Stage Direction, Teaching Theatre, Marie Claire, Glamour", and "Seventeen". The author of" Building the Successful Theater Company "and "Theater Festivals", both published by Allworth Press, she is based in New York City.

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