L ab Questions
The site  PLAYBILL  is the online version of the Playbill publication, which is produced for theatre fans and people who work in the theatre industry. The site also maintains a job listing. Visit  PLAYBILL  and spend some time looking at the different job listings (use the drop-down boxes to refine your search). Answer the following questions based on your findings:

What types of sound/audio, camera, and costuming jobs are listed? 

Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
A1 Audio Engineer
Audio/Visual Technician
Wardrobe Crew, Costume Snitcher, First Hand, Hair and Wig and Makeup Crew
Costume Shop Manager
Wardrobe Supervisor
Stage Manager
Production and Facilities Manager
Musical Director

Where are jobs located (city and state)? 

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York

For what types of performances and productions are jobs available?

Musical Theatre
Circus arts
Choose one theatre job type and research the requirements for this job type (such as boom operator, actor, or stage manager). Research the educational and technical skills needed for this job by using multiple, credible sources. Make sure to appropriately note the sources you use for this information.
What theatre job did you select? 

The theatre job I select is dancer.

What are the tasks or responsibilities associated with this job?

Attend costume fittings , photography sessions, and makeup calls associated with dance performances.
Collaborate with choreographers in order to refine or modify dance steps.
Coordinate dancing with that of partners or dance ensembles.
Develop self-understanding of physical capabilities and limitations, and choose dance styles accordingly.
Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accomplishment.
Perform classical, modern, or acrobatic dances in productions, expressing stories, rhythm, and sound with bodies.
Study and practice dance movies required in roles.
Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
Warm up before classes, rehearsals and performances.
Stay healthy.
Respect and support other dancers to help them deliver the best performance.
Audition for a part in a shoe or for a job with a dance company.
Learn complex dance movements that entertain an audience
Study new and emerging types of dance.
Used coordinated movement to express emotions through dance set to music .
Present folk, ethnic , tap, jazz, or other popular kinds of dance.
Go on tour with other performers for a certain period of time during the year.

How much does this job typically pay?

Performing arts companies: $19.89 per hour
Amusement and recreation industries: $10.93 per hour
Drinking establishments: $110.50 per hour
Colleges, universities and professional schools: $23.36 per hour
Travel arrangement and reservation services: $21.79 per hour

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this job?

Move with health and confidence
Low payments
Helps with wits
Rigorous work
Gives return on self-investment
Limited opportunities
Teaches survival skills
Risks of injury
Never stops growing
Small field with below average growth expected resulting in extreme competition
Commitment, communication skills, passion, perseverance, and the ability to take and respond to constructive (or not-so constructive) criticism
Many years of formal training required
Become part of the bigger picture
Retire at in early or late thirties due to physical stress places on bodies
Helps express yourself
Irregular schedules
Travel to different venues and see different parts of the world

Employment growth

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