On Work Ethics

There always seems to be drama in the Theatre. I just found out that a former student of mine who I advocated for to be in Dreamgirls with me was very disrespectful to our employer regarding an unscheduled absence. I don’t know why it is so difficult for people to take theatrical employment, especially acting jobs, seriously. Acting is a job like any other with its fair share of positives and negatives. And despite what many “civilians” think it is not all fun and games, and there are many, many days when I don’t feel like doing it! That said, if you accept employment in the Theatre, and are being paid for your efforts, it is your responsibility to treat it with the same seriousness as any other vocation. If you can’t do that then you do not belong in the business!. And if you are sick and need time off get a note. Botton line: treat the job with respect, get a note in the event of an illness, and just in general cover your ass. Anything less is a disservice to all parties involved.

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