Well-meaning teachers often tell students 'Do these things after graduation to find work.'
This same advice is communicated in schools across the country
The typical path in theatre training includes mailings to casting directors, lining up for open calls, knocking on doors for representation, creating showcase oriented work, etc. The problem with this path is that the majority of the competition is following the same advice. How does one compete when countless others are on the same path? The market is over-saturated. There are too many players and not enough commercial opportunities.
We educators need to inspire artists to get off of the over-crowded path and to instead, create their own.
Jim Hart: "What If Artists Were Trained As Entrepreneurs?"