Should I do an apprenticeship in technical theatre?
Dani is in the early stages of her career in stage management and is considering an apprenticeship in Technical Theatre.
I have a question regarding apprenticeships. I am at the early stages of a career in stage management and I’ve already gained some really great experience in wonderful venues, with some excellent prospects to follow. I haven’t been to university but this doesn’t seem to have hindered me so far.
I had been strongly considering doing an apprenticeship in technical theatre but lately I’ve had my doubts. The idea of being on minimum wage (or below) for upwards of 18 months is somewhat offputting, and I cannot help but think that during those 18 months I could be getting some varied experience across the board, whilst earning (hopefully) better money and building up the necessary skills on the job as an ASM.
Does this sound fesible? Any advice you can give would be marvellous. Thanks!