9 Ways a Theatre Degree Trumps a Business Degree

I think I wrote about the following post a while back. I thought it would be interesting to write about it again. I have a copy of this article posted in my cubicle at work. I should mention that I don’t work in theatre but I do have a theatre background. In recent weeks there have been challenges in my work. I am grateful for my flexibility and my versatility and just being able to analyse a situation. Theatre makes one strong on and off the stage.

I mentioned this post to a friend of mine, (another thespian) currently with no ‘day job’. Keeping calm in a crisis is a given for a theatre person. So is courage. Challenges for a theatre person is merely an opportunity. We must never forget that. 🙂

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Some of you may know this about me, some may not. Despite having spent the last 15 years as a PR & communications professional, my college degree is in theatre. I have never in my life taken a marketing class, or a journalism class, or a business class. Yet, by most measures, I’m enjoying a successful career in business.  “So what?” you ask… read on.

I was having a conversation with my friend Sara this week. She’s an actress. Like most actresses, she also has a Day Job that she works to pay the bills between acting jobs. This is the reality for most working actors in LA, New York and the other major centers of the entertainment industry. She was pointing out to me that she viewed her theatre background as a weakness in her Day Job career field, and that it was holding her back. She asked for…

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