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Working in American Theatre

Jim Volz Price: $21.95

Working in American Theatre is a coast-to-coast overview of the opportunities awaiting theatre practitioners in every discipline

Featuring tips from America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers job-search and career-planning strategies, as well as detailed information on over 1,000 places to work in the American theatre, including regional companies, Broadway and commerical theatre, Shakespeare festivals, touring theatres, university/resident theatres, youth and children's theatres, and outdoor theatres

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

Offering an overview of the evolution of American theatre and behind-the-scenes stories of the regional movement, this single volume is an indispensable tool at every stage of your career


"I cannot think of a better book for aspiring and working actors, craftspeople, artists, and managers" ~ Kent Thompson, Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company

"It's time for a new look at the complexity and richness of America's growing theatrical landscape and Jim Volz is just the person to provide that overview" ~ Lesley Schisgall Currier, Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company


Dr. Jim Volz is a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an international arts consultant and producer. He served as a longtime critic for New York's Back Stage and is the founding editor of the Shakespeare Theatre Association's international publication, quarto. He has produced over 100 professional productions, consulted for over 100 arts institutions and published more than 100 articles on arts management, arts criticism, Shakespeare, and theatre

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