Responsible care in actor training: effective support for occupational health training in drama schools

Ross W Prior, Ian Maxwell, Marianna Szabo, Mark C Seton

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

How actors are adequately prepared for their lifetime of work can be a vexed issue. However what is emerging in the field is data that suggests more can be done to prepare those entering the acting profession and to support actors throughout their career development. This article argues that teaching staff, support staff and industry partners might usefully enter into conscious dialogue with each other about ensuring a healthier interplay between students’ developmental needs, course expectations and workplace culture. Otherwise, students can be caught in a dilemma between accessing personal and interpersonal support as well as being professional and industry-ready.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTheatre, Dance and Performance Training
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Actor training
  • student health
  • drama schools
  • occupational vulnerabilities
  • health and wellbeing
  • responsible care

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Responsible care in actor training: effective support for occupational health training in drama schools'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this