Re: who gets paid??
- I think all people on a production should get some reward for all
the hard work that is involved in staging a production.
I own a Theatrical Costume Company in Ireland. As there are only 3
such firms in the country, I find it very difficult to get stsff(I
am recruiting for staff at the moment)
We are such a specialized industry, even the Tax Office cannot
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Poppy Shell"
> ALOHA: I am a costumer on the small island of Kauai and I'm
> becoming a board member for our small local community theater.There has
> been discussion on who should get paid for their work on plays fora small
> group like ours. At this time, I think the only workers gettingany pay at
> all are the Director, Head of Set Construction, Costumer, and alsowith a
> musical, the Music Director and Choreographer. Pay is not alot, Ihave
> costumed a smaller play (like Dairy of Ann Frank) for $150 and abigger
> musical (King & I) for $750. I think the Director gets anywherefrom $1000
> for a smaller play up to $3,000 or more for a big musical.profit,
> If anyone on this list is part of a community theater which is non-
> do you know about this issue? Who gets paid? Any idea how muchthey get
> paid? Especially if you are from a smaller community like ours(Our island
> has a population of 50,000 or so, with around 10,000 tourists onhand also).
> Does it make a big difference how big your attendence is? (Oursmaller
> plays will get a house of around 75-150 people in the audiance fora normal
> play, while a big musical will get around 400-600 AND our latest,Beauty
> and the Beast, broke all records with final two performancesgetting over
> 1,000) We charge anywhere from $7 - $12 per adult ticket and doPOPPY
> fund-raisers to make our budget.
> Any input would be greatly appreciated and thanks ahead of time.