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psmusthea

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How do you get into touring shows?
« on: Jan 31, 2007, 09:24 pm »
Hi Everone,
I have been a resident union PSM for most of my career doing various mediums. I have always been interested in touring but I do not know where to apply. Any suggestions would be great. Theatre or music touring is what I am most interested in.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How do you get into touring shows?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2007, 09:08 am »
There are a few posts in the Employment forum about getting gigs with touring productions.
Check out the post "Touring" and the longer discussion "So... I want to go on tour"

You'll find some great ideas and advice. If you still have questions, please join the discussion and I'm sure some of our touring SMs will have plenty of words of wisdom to offer.
Cheers!
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Re: How do you get into touring shows?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2007, 04:09 pm »
www.backstagejobs.com has a touring section, and often has listings of tour openings.  ArtSEARCH  or http://www.playbill.com/jobs/find/ will also have some of the tour jobs listed.  The listings will be fairly sparse right now, but they'll pick up later this spring, when they start looking for folks for fall tours.

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Re: How do you get into touring shows?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 03, 2007, 10:18 pm »
One thing you might want to think about if you are going to be touring for a while is getting a union card.  I can't remember how many times I have walked into houses and not been able to carry my own gear.  However if you can get in with IATSE and get a touring card it looks good on your resume for any gigs you might want to go on tour with. 
Peace,

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