Friday, May 01, 2009

Acting for 'Free'

When acting without being paid money, you are paying to act. It may just be the gas, train or bus fare that you use up, but you are paying to act. Keeping in mind that compensation is not just financial, in all cases paying to act must serve as a valuable class-like experience or it is misspent treasure, time and opportunity costs. Classes can hone skills and build a resume, so must non-paying acting projects. This is basically the "three prongs" a project can have that I mentioned last May.

We pay to take classes, and act in those classes. Paying to act in a project that doesn't pay at least $1 must make sense as though it is a class since it is paying to act.


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this posted by David August at 11:53 AM 

comments: Thanks for the perspective!

# posted by Anonymous Andrew McQuinn : 10:32 AM  

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