Careers in Theater

Theater is an intensely collaborative art form, and the great diversity of roles within the industry reflects that reality. Actors, musicians, and dancers perform in classic and contemporary plays and musicals, but behind what audiences see onstage is a team dedicated to bringing that performance to life.

Behind the scenes and long before the show begins, collaborative teams of builders and technicians; designers and choreographers; financiers and business managers; directors and visionaries work together from development to production. These teams can work across the areas of writing, production, direction, management, marketing, and more.

Notable theater works come from every part of the U.S. and the world, but certain cities are known as theater hubs, including New York City’s Broadway, Chicago, Boston, and London.