Welcome to the world of Odd Jobs, where any career is possible. Working in the Theatre sometimes means choosing a discipline that you never expected to choose. For Bessie Nelson (Beader), Tom Andrews (Flame Proofer), and Jon Coles (Feathers), this is the path they took. Hear their stories as they create beautiful costumes and props and help to make the theatre a safe place for all to work.

"The theatre, they love to see sparkle, you know, with the lighting and everything the sparkle comes out, they’re beautiful. But that’s part of creating theatre, I’m one little phase of it. I do the beading, but then there’s the lighting directors, there’s the scenery people. I mean there's much, and when you go to see a Broadway show you sit there and enjoy all of our work, hard work." - Bessie Nelson

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Working in the Theatre shares the stories of the people that make theatre great and provides our audience with the most comprehensive and in-depth conversations, interviews, and resources about American theatre anywhere online. Our growing library of…


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Working in the Theatre shares the stories of the people that make theatre great and provides our audience with the most comprehensive and in-depth conversations, interviews, and resources about American theatre anywhere online. Our growing library of films include more than 900 guests and have been broadcast to over seven million households and viewed on the web over 50,000 times per month.

The American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre receives leadership support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation and is also supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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