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Re: I apologize...

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:52 pm

thespian wrote:Take it from me , do not get sucked in. Sure it's fun, but you probably will not make a living doing it.
I am a technical director, for a small theatre in Indianapolis IN, and I see all kinds of people trying to make a living at acting.


Oh, I have no illusions of making money at this. I have no intent to try. This is a new hobby I'm entertaining (no pun intended). The show opens July 7 and closes July 23. I might never do this again, in which case it's on the list of stuff I can tell my grandchildren I've done, or I might fall in love and maintain it as a hobby. We shall see.

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Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:56 pm

Farmwelding wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:Yep.

Now do it in front of 100+ people you've never met who've paid $30 apiece to watch you do it. I get to pretend to be a dance instructor (among other characters, but this one has the most lines and impact). I know absolutely zero about dance, including the terminology in my lines. I also get to be a little flamboyant. The movie says Pete's not gay, but in this adaptation, it's not clear.

Hah ill do you one better. Do it in front of 400 people who paid $15 a piece to see the show some you know most you don't while wearing a clock costume that is about 3'x3' and ways about 50 lbs and then walk up and down a flight of stairs that you have about an inch of clearance on while talking in a British accent making corny clock jokes and get paid nothing. This years wasn't so bad though. I got to be an iron worker and a mason so...I played myself I guess but two years ago was the year of the clock and I couldn't wait for the time to be over for that one. I wish it would have ticked away faster.


Tapdancing Christ, NO! You would not get me in that costume in high school. I might wear it today, but I'm a much more confident man at 48 than I was at 16.

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Re: I apologize...

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:15 pm

thespian wrote:Take it from me , do not get sucked in. Sure it's fun, but you probably will not make a living doing it.
I am a technical director, for a small theatre in Indianapolis IN, and I see all kinds of people trying to make a living at acting.

And they are usually waiters/waitresses as well correct?
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Re: I apologize...

Postby Otto Nobedder » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:31 pm

Farmwelding wrote:
thespian wrote:Take it from me , do not get sucked in. Sure it's fun, but you probably will not make a living doing it.
I am a technical director, for a small theatre in Indianapolis IN, and I see all kinds of people trying to make a living at acting.

And they are usually waiters/waitresses as well correct?


..and bartenders and baristas. :roll:

Welders? Not so much. Flashdance was a story, not a biography.

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