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I'm in 7th grade. I'm interested in the career of Theater and arts. What skills do I need to improve in order to achieve my goal

What skills will help me to get better at theater and arts
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Thank you comment icon I might be a bit biased but I would suggest getting you feet wet in technical theatre. Start knowing how to run/use equipment. Do some designing for shows. If you do want to be a performer, stage manager, whatever in theatre. Knowing or having a good understanding of things on the technical side will really put you in high demand and show directors/teachers/employers why you are better than your competition. Your in middle school! Do they have Jr Thespians, if not try to start one. Or go to a high school that has a Thespian troupe. Thespians has really helped me personally improve, specifically going to district and state festival. Amelia
Thank you comment icon From what I have seen with my other alumni, it's good to have some business classes so you can learn how to be your own manager of sorts. Even if you have an agent, you can know what you need to expect. Stephanie Russell

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G. Mark’s Answer

I always suffered from stage fright, so I had to keep practicing getting on stage. My daughter, on the other hand, had no such problem. But what she really enjoyed and honed her skills at an early age was to be in an improv class for young kids. She was then in various plays. So I would recommend you first just get involved with other kids in stage work, plays, improv and so on. It will make you comfortable, you'll have tons of fun, you'll learn from other kids and from grownups and you'll make friends who are also interested in this. Later on you can take classes on communication, writing and so on. But the best way to get good at something is to just do it.

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Tammy’s Answer

To succeed in Theater and Arts, any type of Oral Communication classes you can take will help you tremendously. Also, creative problem solving and being able to "think on the run" are going to be a necessity. You never know when a change has to be made at the last second or a set needs rebuilt for some reason. You have to have a lot of motivation and commitment, being able to get along well with others, and work effectively alongside many different types of people. Good time management skills and being able to work under stressful conditions are going to be needed as well. The most important thing, is you will have to learn how to balance who you are as a person and let that person shine through while also making yourself secondary as to what is "best for the show". That is probably the hardest balancing you will ever do in your life. A very important thing is to be able to take NO and use criticism constructively, go in with the mindset that criticism is to help you get better, not hurt you. You take feedback from people and what you choose to do with it will help determine your success. Look at all feedback people give you with an open mind and decide if you can benefit from it and if you can, use it. Here is some information that might help you decide if this life is the right life for you! https://theatreanddance.appstate.edu/students/prospective-students/25-life-skills-learned-theatre - Hope this helps!

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