The Joy Of Pursuing A Career In Theatre

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Throughout a person’s life, it is always troublesome to figure out how to balance work and play. Roughly 52.3 percent of people are unsatisfied with their current job, which should not be the case (Adams). If more people were to enter the workforce doing jobs that they enjoy, the world would most likely be a much more peaceful place with less stressed people inhabiting it. Many people believe that having a job that interests you is a practical dream to follow unless it is not financially viable to keep that job for minimal living standards. It is for this reason that I wonder if I should pursue what I am passionate about, or whether it is wiser to pursue something practical. Furthermore, is it possible to combine a hobby that …show more content…
For instance, throughout my training in theater, I have had extensive practice in proper pronunciation and projection. To be on the stage, one must have the skillset to be heard loud and clear just as teachers have to be in the classroom, guiding their students through the use of their voice. In the shows that I was in, my directors frequently chose not to give me a microphone because I was able to project loud enough to be heard in the back of the auditorium. According to Katrina Schwartz, an education journalist, “teaching is a lot like acting, a high energy performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model,” which will assist me in being a better teacher as I have been experienced many performances where high energy is essential. When I performed in Cabaret, the quality of the performance depended on the actors maintaining their high energy to imitate the sexuality and mystery of a nightclub worker successfully. This dependence is similar to teaching, where the quality of the lesson is dependent on the teacher sustaining the engagement of their students so that they are more interested and willing to learn the lesson. Doug Lemov, managing director of Uncommon Schools, further compared teaching to acting by assisting educators in their practice by teaching them as actors. Similar to learning one’s lines in a show, Lemov suggests that “the classroom had to be broken down into components,” such as simple behaviors before moving onto complex behaviors. (Schwartz). With already having experience in theater, I will be able to use the techniques that I have learned and apply them as I am learning to

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