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Acknowledgments                                            9
Preface                                                   II
PART I   EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO             KNOW                   13
ABOUT WORKING IN REGIONAL
THEATER ... FROM THE PROFESSIONALS!
Life Lessons from America's Artists and Executives        14
PART II  A BRIEF HISTORY OF REGIONAL THEATER                       39
Carrying the Artistic Torch                               40
PART IIII CAREER PLANNING                                         81
Career-Planning Needs                                     82
Networking Survival Skills for Theater Pros               85
Young and Old
Strategic Time and Life Management for Savvy              90
Regional Theater Artists
10 Timely Tips for Savvy Regional Theater Artists         94
19 Terrible Distractions that Erode Productivity          98
29 Wonderful Ways to Seize Control of Your Own Life      102
Understanding Human Behavior Is the Key                  108
to Successful Work in the Arts
Advice to Regional Theater Workers Everywhere            112
16 Wonderful Ways to Improve Your Life in the Theater
5 Tips for Starting a New Job                            116
A Short Cast of Characters: People You Need to Know      117
in the Theater
Sample Organizational Chart                              120
PART IV  THE REGIONAL THEATER                                      123
EMPLOYMENT UNIVERSE
100+ Prime Sources
10 Pertinent Publications                                 125
10 Web Sites to Open Up Your Web World                    128
10 Challenging Books to Power Your Acting Career          130
10 Bountiful Books on Directing, Design, Producing,       132
and Production
10 Largest American Cities in Order of Size               134
10 of the Friendliest Theater Cities for Your             142
Consideration
10+ Service Organizations                                 150
10 Regional/National Audition and Job Sites               156
10+ City and Surrounding Area Web Sites                   162
10+ Unions/Alliances/Societies/Guilds/Agencies            164
PARTV    AMERICAN THEATER'S MAJOR EMPLOYERS                        171
Totaling Over 1,000 Theater Companies
99+ Major American Theaters                                172
Including League of Resident Theatres (LORT),
Non-LORT Theaters Operating on the LORT Contract,
and Other Professional Theaters in the US
400+ TCG Theaters                                         280
250+ Shakespeare Festivals                                294
130+ Children's Theater and Youth Theater                 311
Programs
140+ Musical Theaters                                     315
Including an Introduction to NAMT and ASCAP
112+ Outdoor Theaters                                     322
300+ Theater Opportunities You Seldom Hear                337
About in Major Trade Magazines
25+ Cruise Line Producers                             337
40+ Dinner Theaters                                   339
60+ Touring Theater Companies                         344
100+ Murder Mysteries                                 345
S110+ Theme and Amusement Parks                       346
50+ Universities Affiliated with Professional Theaters    347
PART VI SURVIVAL STRATEGIES AND                               351
DIRECTORIES FOR
LIFELONG PLANNING
12 Tips for Stress Reduction: Staying Fit for Life    352
A Brief Directory of Theater-Related Labor Unions,
Guilds, and Associations                          357
PARTVII LEAVING A LEGACY                                      363
Lively Stories of Mentoring Glories                   364
A Final Note                                          374
Bibliography                                          375
About the Author                                      379



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Theater Vocational guidance United States, Acting Vocational guidance United States