Is Theatre Acting a good Career option?

I am very curious about a Career in Theatre Acting. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Theatre Acting, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Theatre Acting. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Theatre Acting, when I came across:

Vishal Sawan's overview!

Vishal Sawan invested 18 years & 5 months in Theatre Acting. Vishal Sawan has worked in Theatre Acting as Actor in Prayas Jagrukta Manch. In Vishal Sawan's own words, this is how Vishal Sawan got into Theatre Acting: "I did my Schooling from Cambrian Hall, Dehradun. I then pursued my Graduation in B Com from DAV College, Dehradun. After my Graduation I did Masters in Theatre from Garhwal University, Srinagar. Today I am an actor at Prayas Jagrukta Manch." Vishal Sawan has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Theatre Acting

In a video, Vishal Sawan has talked about various aspects of a Career in Theatre Acting. Vishal Sawan started by explaining Theatre Acting as: "Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage."It was an amazing video with great information.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Theatre Acting, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Theatre Acting. Vishal Sawan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Reading Books
  • Human Behavior
  • Techniques
  • Languages
  • You Tube Tutorials
  • Current Affairs

Vishal Sawan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Theatre Acting:

  • Observation
  • Story Telling
  • Communication
  • Clarity In Speech
  • Physically Fit
  • Lighting
  • Multi faceted personality

Vishal Sawan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Theatre Acting:

  • Personality Development
  • Adaptability
  • Meeting New People
  • Self Satisfaction

And, Vishal Sawan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Theatre Acting:

  • Mental Fitness
  • Discipline
  • Fiancial Struggle
  • Work Life Balance

In the final section of the video Vishal Sawan talks about How a day goes in a Career in Theatre Acting. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Theatre Acting, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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