There are only a couple productions that I’ve been paid to be a part of. I’ve always wondered why it seemed so impossible for companies to pay actors – why actors were always an afterthought. Why are the director’s pay, tech pay, and other expenses budgeted into productions, and not the wages of actors?
In an upcoming musical production, I will be paid as an actor, and I want to try something. With the money I earn from that production, I want to produce a cabaret revolving around the theme of dreams – more particularly, dream roles. This takes on two meanings: it’s a dream of mine and many of my friends and fellow performers to be able support ourselves as actors; and, in the cabaret, each of the performers will perform songs sung by their dream roles.
– YooRa Kang
Founder, Eyagi Productions
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