Stockton Senior Studio 2017 questionnaire
Pre-Semester questionnaire
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Recalling that you are soon going to graduate college and try to achieve your goals or just make it out there, what one word best describes how you feel about it?
If I asked you right now to perform a monologue or song to give me some insight into the type of performer you are, what would you choose? If you're a tech person, how would you succintly answer in order to give me some insight into the type of theatrical work that you like to do?
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Do you know how to find auditions/job opportunities? Do you know how to then get in the door?
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How does one get an audition/interview in NYC? And how is it different, or the same, from how one gets an audition/interview in LA?
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Do you know where you plan to live once you get out of college. Details please?
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Can you list the American actors unions?
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Do you know where to find a list of agents and managers?
Do you know where to find a list of casting directors?
What job/role does a casting director do?
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In what way can an agent or manager be helpful to an actor or theatre professional? What does the agent or manager do?
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How does an agent get paid?
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How much does an agent get paid?
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How much does a manager get paid? Is the amount different from that of an agent?
What are some general differences between an agent and a manager?
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What is the periodical/newspaper "Backstage"?
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How much is a monthly subscription to Backstage?
Name three top grad schools in your field and how much they cost per year?
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Name three people that you aspire to be professionally and why?
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What school of learning (grad school or undergrad or none) did those people go to?
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What is a "Production Contract"?
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What is an typical/approximate weekly salary for a Broadway performer in the ensemble (as in those actors in WICKED right now)?
What is an typical/approximate weekly salary for an Off-Broadway performer in the ensemble (as in those actors in AVENUE Q right now)?
What is an typical/approximate weekly salary for a university theatre TEACHER?
Exactly how much does your friend(s) who lives in New York (any borough) pay for rent per month right now?
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Do you have a financial plan?
Wat is unemployment insurance?
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How can actors qualify for unemployment insurance? When do they NOT qualify for it?
Approximately how much is unemployment insurance in New York State?
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What is "Broadway Cares"?
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What is a "write-off" mean in regards to taxes?
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Which of the following items, if any, can typically be used as a "write-off" in regards to taxes?
What would say is an "easy" profession/career and why?
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What would you say is a hard profession/career and why?
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What is the name of the Musician's Union for Broadway?
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What is the name of the Stagehands Union for Broadway?
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What is a 29-Hour Reading?
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What does it mean to "replace" in a show?
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What is "right-of-first-refusal" within a contract?
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What is a "favored nations" contract?
What cities, other than New York, have many professional theatre opportunities, so that one could easily consider growing as a professional actor?
Name three cruise-ship lines that frequently hire actors?
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What is Summerstock?
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How do you get a Summerstock Job?
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Today, is your audition book organized and with material you know? Enough for you to walk into a professional audition and utilize the materials therein confidently?
What is the preferred protocol for headshot resumes for non-union casting calls nowadays?
Do you have a website that shows you off well?
Do you have a YouTube Channel that shows you off well?
Do you have any recent recordings/videos of yourself that show you off well?
What do you feel most confident about in terms of you going forward as a theatre professional?
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What are your short-term goals as an aspiring theatre professional?
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What is your craziest, most-outlandish, but hey-you-never-know-it-might-happen-if-I-stick-with-it dream when it comes to theatre/the performing arts?
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If you could have one person's career, who's would you choose and why?
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What are your personal hopes, if any, regarding the city/region do you hope to live (or not care), what friends or family do you hope to be near (or not) soon after college?
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What personal comforts do you really want to have as an adult, like a house or a boat or a dog or travel alot or be a home body or go back to school soon or....what?
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Name five trade papers in the performing arts, other than the New York Times Arts Section.
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How do you, yourself, utilize social media?
How recently have you had professional or professional-looking headshots done?
Do you have a strong Theatrical resume (acting resume for actors, SM resume for SMs, etc)?
Have you ever rented an apartment without assistance from your parents/guardian?
Have you ever sublet an apartment or room?
Do you have Healthcare insurance after college?
Do you know how one can get Healthcare Insurance as a theatre professional?
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How does a person become a member or the American theatre actors union?
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Check any of the following jobs that generally require membership in American theatre actors union in order to work on Broadway?
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What is a "pension", how does it work, and how does a person obtain a "pension"?
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What is a "401k", how does it work, and how does a person obtain a "401k"?
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What is a "Roth IRA", how does it work, and how does a person obtain a "Roth IRA"?
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Do professionals actors receive a pension and/or 401k through their employers, such as Broadway shows?
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Do theatre professors receive a pension and/or 401k through their employers, such as Stockton University?
How do actors obtain Healthcare Insurance?
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What is "COBRA" in regards to Healthcare Insurance?
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