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How can I get a job in Technical Theatre?

I have been involved in theatre since my sophomore year of high school. I have done lights (both setting and running the board), set construction, stage manager, floor/run crew, assistant director, and assistant prop master. I am interested in pursuing a career in technical theatre and I'm just wondering what the best way to do that is? Do I need to go to college and major in theatre? Is there a way to get a job in the field without finishing college? I'm from a small town in the midwest, do I need to move to the coast or to a bigger city? Thank you in advance for your advice!

Asked By: bloodymarie04 - 7/15/2007
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you should defiantly go to college but not just any liberal arts school with a theater program. you should look for schools that have technical theater programs not just a few classes. some good chooses are NCSA (North Carolina School Of the Arts), Yale School Of Drama, University of Washington or Carnegie Mellon... More
Answered By: Jeremy D - 7/16/2007
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Move to Los Angeles and do Broadways.
Answered By: Muhammad A - 7/15/2007
 
definitely go to college and take all of the technical theater classes you can take partly because you would be learning so much more to theater than what you already know now... More
Answered By: ken198889 - 7/15/2007
 
go to college get your BA or BFA depending on the school if you are from the Midwest look at university of Wisconsin at Madison (I think) they have a good program or they did. Ohio University ,Ohio State and the University of Cincinnati (Ohio). Illinois at Urbana (I think).You don't have to move to the coast to go to... More
Answered By: shakesdesign - 7/19/2007
 
Broadway is in NYC, not L.A. Volunteer at the Community Theater in your city, or the local high school or University.
Answered By: newyorkgal71 - 7/22/2007
 
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