Chapters 6, 7: Enrichment Activities, Paying Attention to Professionalism, Branching Out and Bringing Them In [Rome]
For every job she got, she got rejected 49 times? 'Because that's average.
Professional acting is about sales, perseverance, confidence and luck, but it's also about being able to do the job once you get it.
If her theater is truly her passion and she willingly engages in her work and faces her reality, there will be nothing any of us can say that will dissuade her. Now she is ready for more training. But I can't say what the results of that training and her four years of maturation will be.
Theater, like other humanities subjects, is a lens. It's a way to examine who we are, who we were, who we are, what makes us tick, and how we should treat each other now and in the future.
Like history, psychology, sociology, and politics, theater can help us discover our humanity. And it really works. Especially if she approaches it with her love for the process and her desire to learn more.
She will learn how to research and apply that research in a very practical way. And I think it's better than other soft sciences. Because it integrates and develops skills that are incredibly useful in the real world: the ability to communicate clearly, collaborate with others, and use critical thinking to solve a variety of problems.
These skills aren't just useful on Broadway. It's useful in legal work, sales (there are tons of jobs out there now), and just about any business environment you can think of.
Theater develops discipline and determination to always keep striving for excellence.
People win lotteries every day, despite statistically unfavorable odds. Will she be able to make a living? If she has the grit, passion and determination to stay there, stay mobile, live cheaply, network like a devil and stay on top of her own game, she might just do it. . Will she still be able to reap the benefits of a theater major if she gives up her acting profession? totally. As you know, the college degree itself is more important than the department or school.
Politics and You The saying ‘all education is politics’ may be seen as cynical, but there is truth in it. Although you will be alone in the classroom with your students most of the time, you will also interact with many other people who disagree with you and want your policies to reflect their opinions and not yours.
Myungja Anna Koh