Indianapolis is known for its theater. While typically people think of New York or Chicago when it comes to well produced plays and musical productions, Indianapolis has carved a fine little niche for itself, not only with underground performances, but also many dinner theater productions and productions by Broadway Across America. Plays and musicals including Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, and Twelve Angry Men have all had their share of performances in downtown Indianapolis. This has been very beneficial for the economy, and many jobs in Indianapolis rely on the arts and theater industry to sustain them.
While Indianapolis jobs in today’s market are not that difficult to come by, employees are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the local art scene. Everyone from the janitors and concession attendants, to the lighting and stage crews are passionate about their work and can appreciate being able to be even a small part of what makes a play or a production come together, whether for a night or a week.
Those who work in other local industries in and around downtown Indianapolis make a sizable living, and this portion of white collar and some blue collar workers is a key demographic of theater goers, contributing even more so to this important part of Indianapolis’s culture and economic growth. All the people who make it possible to put on these shows must be paid, including the actors and set designers, as well as those who manage and run the local venues. The patronage of the working classes in and around Central Indiana help to pay all these people, thus giving an incentive for more plays and musical productions.
Art and culture have always been important to Hoosiers, and Indianapolis residents in particular. There is a lot of history and culture centered around the city, and any opportunity to contribute to Indianapolis jobs is appreciated by those who make up the population living in and around this great city. The logistics industry is also helped by art and theater. The trucks that transport the sets and equipment needed to make each production possible are largely driven by Indiana residents, and they are sustained by these types of assignments, in addition to their normal working schedules.
Working in theater takes a special kind of person. Those who are artistically inclined are encouraged to pursue this sort of work. The types of activities involved, from set building to stage setup, acting, and directing, require a certain amount of artistic ability. Thankfully, there are inexpensive acting classes in the area, with enrollment several times a year. You don’t need prior experience to participate in these classes, only a desire to succeed.
Eric writes for IndianapolisJobs.net, a job search engine that finds all jobs in Indianapolis with one search.