Will a theatre company respect religious restrictions for an actor?

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  • Will a theatre company respect religious restrictions for an actor?


Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 23:52
I'm going to be blunt. You are in no position to make any kind of personal request. You are a newbie. The theatre company does not have the time to accommodate people's vocabulary and costuming wishes. No one is going to change dialogue a playwright slaves over just because you don't want to say it. There are plenty other actors willing to step into your role. When were accepted into this company, you accepted the rules of the company. You cannot change the rules just because the original rules no longer apply to you. The most honest thing you can do is to withdraw from this company. You'll be wasting their valuable time if you think you can negotiate characters, costumes, and dialogue. Consider the lost money to be part of your education. Get a job and pay your parents back.
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Answer #2 | 29/12 2013 07:44
It sounds like you're paying to be part of this program - so they may make accommodations for you. Talk to the director as soon as you can. Don't wait until they offer you a role - let them know your limitations up front so they can keep that in mind as they're casting. What accommodations they might make will depend on what shows they are doing. It's quite possible that they've chosen shows where they won't need to make accommodations for you and that there are already roles that fit your limitations. Otherwise, you may just have very small roles in the background that meet the criteria you established. For the future look into working with acting groups that match your limitations. There are specific Christian acting groups that you could work with.

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