Monday, October 20, 2008

A Foot in the Door

Adam,

So I read this post by Seth Godin entitled Maybe You Can't Make Money Doing What You Love. Mr. Godin explores how some get stuck in the wrong spot of their industry. I have the skills to land a job in a box office, but it's not playwriting.

I'd have a more stable income flow, but it's not what I love.

Here's my question:
Should an actor consider it a foot-in-the-door to apply for non-artistic jobs at local theaters? Playwrights are told that we should apply for play reading jobs as a foot-in-the-door at literary departments of theaters. Is the same effort beneficial for an actor to be in that non-artistic job such as marketing or casting?

-Michael

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