How do I build a theatre career in the middle of no where?
August 30, 2011 2:03 PM Subscribe
How do I push my performance career forward while living in a rural area?
posted by m. says: to Work & Money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a devising, theatre artist living in rural CA. I am here to be with a partner and because it is beautiful and because I'm generally happy. I love my partner, I love my home, I love my community but I don't know how to build my career here. I make my own theatre; I don't work from pre-writen scripts that are produced by someone other than myself which in many ways makes things easer. The obvious solution is to just start making some work but this requires time, space, money and other people.
There is little work to be had all over the country but my area is particularly bad and on top of that I'm trying to find theatre related work. I have been able to piece together a living through 5 different contracts but that leaves me little to no time to pursue a career making theatre and financially i'm just getting by.
There are some very talented and educated theatre artists around but they are not in a similar place in there careers... they have careers.
My partner and I don't want to move because we love it here and he has a great job with very good prestige potential!
What do I do?