[PAST EVENT] Reasons Why Non-theater Majors Are Super-Qualified for a Job in Theater, with Caitlin Clements '11
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Having arrived in New York with little but a fascination with reading the BroadwayWorld message boards (don’t do it, it’s a black hole, you’ll regret it) and a penchant for spending mornings in student rush ticket lines, Caitlin somehow stumbled her way into a career in theater. Eight years later, she still feels a bit like she’s fooling everyone, but also realizes how well her time at W&M readied her for her current role in so many ways… despite the fact that the most time she ever spent in PBK was that one winter when she saw the Sinfonicron production of “The Secret Garden” SO. MANY TIMES. In this workshop, we’ll discuss/brainstorm/ruminate on all the ways you can leverage the blissfully diverse nature of a TWAMP resume into a entry-level theater career that’s way better than forcing “Wicked” flyers upon unsuspecting tourists in Times Square. (A job which Caitlin applied for 8 years ago and is really happy she didn’t get.) Theater majors welcome :)
ABOUT CAITLIN CLEMENTS ‘11
Caitlin Clements resides in New York with her trusty pup Gatsby, and works in theatrical producing as Associate Producer at Stacey Mindich Productions. She made her Broadway producing debut as a co-producer on the musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” for which she earned a 2017 Tony Award. She is now also a co-producer on the national tour of “Dear Evan Hansen,” and is working on the upcoming international productions in Toronto and London.
Prior to her current position, Caitlin worked within a theatrical general management office, including time spent as the Assistant Company Manager on the 2012 Broadway revival of “Annie” – willfully disregarding the old adage about never working with children or animals. She also has experience working as a crew member for the past seven iterations of the Tribeca Film Festival. Caitlin holds an MA in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BA in LCST/Film from William & Mary, where she was a member of the 1693 Scholars Program. During her time at William & Mary, Caitlin was also involved with Alma Mater Productions, Alpha Phi Omega, and was a proud student staff member for the inaugural Global Film Festival, continuing to work on the festival for the duration of her time at the university.
For more information on the festival, visit https://wmglobalfilmfestival.com/