This is the indispensable career guide for anyone interested in the theatre: the complete A to Z culled from industry expert Jim Volz's experience and interviews with many voices in the theatre community. This guide is your first port of call from how to get your foot in the door to where, when and how to advance your career. In addition to advice, inspiration and strategies for all working practitioners, not just actors, it also features extensive listings and directories for regional companies, commercial theatre, festivals, touring companies, university theatres and children's productions.
Originally published as BACKSTAGE GUIDE TO REGIONAL THEATRE in limited release, this book has been completely updated and broadened in scope with 25% entirely new material added to create WORKING IN AMERICAN THEATRE.
About the Author
JIM VOLZ has produced over 100 professional productions and published more than 100 articles and three books. He is a theatre critic/columnist for Back Stage Magazine, editor of the Shakespeare publication, quarto, and a Professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and former Managing Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
"I cannot think of a better book for aspiring and working actors, craftspeople, artists, and managers." —Ken Thompson, Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company, Past President TCG Board of Directors
"It's time for a new look at the complexity and richness of America's growing theatrical landscapre and Jim Volz is just the person to provide that overview."—Lesley Schisgall Currier, Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company