Life’s alright. Right now, life’s kind of at this weird stand-still where I have more to do than can fit into a day (work, errands, etc), yet at the same time I feel like I’m not really accomplishing anything of actual value.
It’s just this weird limbo where I want to be doing more but can’t figure out where to start.
Life moves way too slowly, in my opinion.
I don’t believe that you actually know Quincy Jones. DEALBREAKER!!
I’m not exactly sure what you mean?
If you mean jobs at the theatre, the only ones that pay are as bartenders or working the box office, really and I couldn’t tell you how getting those works at all. Otherwise, you can do internships, which will give you free classes. I’ve already answered that question a million times though, so I’ll politely refer you here. :)
If you mean what kinds of jobs to UCB students typically hold to be able to afford to take classes, then idk, ones that pay? I know some people who work in yogurt shops and some people who have 9 to 5 office jobs, so it really differs. I’d say from personal experience though, that it’s super hard to be a fully committed improv student while working a 9-5. I’m pulling my hair out trying to be a better improviser with my 9-5 schedule, so part-time jobs or ones with weird hours are definitely better, commitment-wise, but anything that makes money will work really.
Hope I answered what you were looking for!
Sweeping, mopping, taking out the trash, keeping the peace, making sure the theater doesn’t explode, completing the AV Club crossword puzzle in the back of each week’s issue of The Onion, telling comedians that they have to pour their beers into a plastic cup before taking them into the theatre, etc.
Suuuuuuper glamorous position 4realz tho
I answered this earlier this week on my other blog!
I’m definitely not the person to ask about all of these questions! I barely understand how signing up for Advanced Study works, let alone how to get onto TourCo, but I’ll try my best.
I know it is typically more seasoned performers who get on TourCo (though TBH I have no idea who’s currently on the TourCo roster anymore but I think it’s mostly weekend team people?) so I think you have to be asked to join?
I wouldn’t necessarily say that it’s more prestigious since you have to constantly travel around the country and end up missing a lot of your teams’ shows because of it, but it does pay so I guess in that sense it is a slightly better gig…
On the flip-side, though, most talent scouts and network execs and whatnot find their talent by going to shows at UCB, so if you’re always away on TourCo, you’re missing those possible moments of exposure when someone with an “I’m Cool” card (given to press/network execs/big-name friends of the theatre) comes to a show that you’re not at because you’re performing at a private college in Virginia.
AFTER THOUGHT: So I guess it comes down to “do you want to make money working for the theatre” OR “do you want to keep doing shows at the theatre for free on the precipice that someone might want to hire you for something”
I’m not 100% sure, but to the best of my knowledge Harold teams don’t really make any money? (Harold-folk that follow me feel free to set the record straight) I think I also heard that they even still have to pay their coaches, practice team style.
I’m pretty sure that performers typically get paid based on ticket sales, and since 90% of people that attend Harold night are students who use their ID’s to get in for free, I’d say that there’s not a lot of $$ coming in for Harold performers, especially once you’d have to divvy it up among ALL of the performers. If that theory’s right, weekend teams should make a little bit of money based off of the $10 ticket sales then, but again IDK.
I do know that the only real way to make money with the theatre is to do TourCo/work for the theatre/teach.
EDIT: Alex said: None of the performers get paid for performing on Harold, Maude, Beta, or Weekend Teams, and they do have to pay coaches and directors. I’ve been told it’s because the UCB stage is great exposure, so you’re getting a free platform for that.
You’d better really think about what you want to say next because you’re running out of room, TANYA!
I know, anon. I know. Trust me I nearly vomited when I saw that she was on the lineup.
Aside from the fact that it means that the prince of standup will be watching my storytelling (which is basically standup but more fluid and it doesn’t have to be funny), I’m also a huge fan of her’s, so this night is just gonna be crazybananas.
WHO DEEMED ME WORTHY ENOUGH TO BE ON THIS LINEUP?? This is legit bonkers and I had better make my story fucking awesome or I’ll probably hate myself forever or something. Thanks for your vote of confidence though!!
Oh lord, Corinne and I have the same anon.
My big question is that if this concert was supposed to be the quintessential concert that made the Beatles’ career, then why was it “lost” until now?
I probably won’t see it in theaters, but I might DVR it on basic cable someday.