The next generation of thought leaders in the theater industry are invited to take a peek behind the curtain of Broadway’s vast job market at a free virtual open house for students, recent graduates and young aspiring professionals. Situation Group, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, presents “Becoming Broadway: An Introduction to a Career in Theater” Oct. 28 on Zoom starting at noon ET.
Participants from across the country have access to a full day of online panels and conversations with experts who will share their stories demonstrating that there is no one plotted for a career on Broadway. Among the 75 people scheduled to appear are Alex Lacamoire, Barbara Whitman, Georgia Stitt, Jill Abramovitz, JoAnn M. Hunter, Marie Bshara and Sammi Cannold.
The list of panelists includes producers, stage managers, technical directors, sound designers, physiotherapists, makeup artists, merchandise managers, lawyers, accountants, playwrights, choreographers, artistic agents, etc.
“Broadway is one of New York City‘s most exciting employers, with over 100,000 employment opportunities for people of all skill levels, experience and education,” said Damian Bazadona, president of Situation. “Whether you are interested in design, technology, business, fashion, fitness, music, marketing or, yes, performance, Broadway needs your passion and your unique talents. “
“We are proud to support the Becoming Broadway program and their commitment to paving the way for careers in theater,” said New York Mayor’s Office Media and Entertainment Commissioner Anne del Castillo. “Performing arts and theater are an integral part of the cultural fabric of New York City, the creative capital of the world, and Broadway provide so many incredible opportunities for talented New Yorkers on stage and behind the scenes.
Elie Landau is the executive producer of the event, which is supported by the City University of New York and the State University of New York. Click here save.