Theater majors try to find successful jobs on stage after college
Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 14:04
"I still do both," Weaver said. "It's the greatest gift of being a teacher. You have summer breaks to go work professionally and keep honing your craft. You don't have to sacrifice one for the other."
Rejection tough for aspiring actors out of classroom
One thing a student can't learn in the classroom is how to deal with the constant rejection. The field is subjective and dependent on other people's opinions.
Amengual attributes the most discouraging part of pursuing theater to just that.
"It's frustrating when you don't do as well as you want at an audition. It can be equally frustrating when you do as much as you can and you're just simply not right for the role."
However, she remains positive.
"You have to be willing to let things go and live in the present," Amengual said. "If you're too busy looking behind you, you'll miss the things ahead."
McCarty shares a similar outlook.
"The competitive nature of the business and the uncertainty can be discouraging," McCarty said. "I have found that as long as I just keep pushing forward, staying as positive as possible, looking forward to whatever the next opportunity may be, the joys of pursuing my passion outweigh such obstacles."