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What is the best day job to pursure acting in New York City?

I have been taking classes in NYC for the past year, commuting in from Connecticut nearly 2 hours away. I finally found a job in Greenwich, CT working as a waiter, after pounding the Manhattan pavement to no avail.( that was a good thing). Waiters jobs to seem to be as flexible and money making as they used to apparently be. Well, so I at least got a job withing an hour from the city, but I see myself quitting that one soon after moving. How is one going to work at anything to get by, and yet be able to do plays, showcases, etc...so one can invite agents, and hopefully get representation...and then be able to go out on auditions..I can't think of any thing, unless your a succesful real estate sales person..and then that take all of your time if you are indeed successful enough at it to live.

Asked By: clarkdellis - 9/26/2006
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Well I was gonna suggest something in the waiter/ waitress line, you've obviously considered this. Maybe with your experience in this area you could get a job as a caterer or you might like working at another place in the same capacity.
Answered By: Grev - 9/26/2006
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Answered By: Bacchus - 9/26/2006
 
No offense but the term Starving Artist often applies to any of us in pursuit of our creative passions... More
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Answered By: Steven W - 9/26/2006
 
Proofreader, word-processer, secretary, dog-walker, part-time sales clerk (Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Old Navy) Look on Craigslist: NYU law students often pay to have someone help them study for exams. Is there something you can teach: karate, dance, foreign language, yoga, piano, etc? Make a list of... More
Answered By: . - 9/26/2006
 
If your computer skills are solid, you should consider temping. I used to do this a lot during my NYC sojourn. For one thing, the money is just as good as you'd make at most gigs waiting tables...and you don't have to put up with idiot customers. The hours are generally very flexible, and, because it's pretty well... More
Answered By: shkspr - 9/27/2006
 
Disney auditions are often posted on the website.
Answered By: J J - 10/1/2006
 
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