Performing Arts

Employees in the Performing Arts entertain audiences either in live appearances or in recorded or broadcast presentations. The Performing Arts include music, drama, dance, standup comedy, and motion pictures. Workers who support performances behind the scenes—such as screenwriters, composers, choreographers, directors, stagehands, makeup artists, and others—are included in the Performing Arts field.
Joanne Woodward - Actor, Part 1 | Profile
Joanne Woodward - Actor, Part 1 | Profile

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In this first segment, Joanne Woodward discusses her childhood, growing up in Greenville, her education, and inspirations for wanting to pursue a career in the arts. Woodward, originally from...
Joanne Woodward - Actor, Part 2 | Profile
Joanne Woodward - Actor, Part 2 | Profile

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Joanne Woodward talks about the early days of her career. Before going to New York, Woodward temporarily worked as a secretary for Albert Quigley. Upon arriving in New York, Woodward first went to...
Jon Sharp - Actor And Director | 27:Fifty (1992)
Jon Sharp - Actor And Director | 27:Fifty (1992)

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Jon Sharp is an actor and director living in Beaufort County, South Carolina. He teaches acting at a local community theater, works at a scuba diving shop, and recalls his experiences working with...
Thomas Hale, Violin Maker | 27:Fifty (1991)
Thomas Hale, Violin Maker | 27:Fifty (1991)

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Thomas Hale repairs and makes violins. Mr. Hale fine tunes the art of fine craftsmanship; working long hours in the basement of his home. He discusses his inspirations for working on violins, drawing...
Trustus Theater | 27:Fifty (1992)
Trustus Theater | 27:Fifty (1992)

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Managed by a “mom and pop” team, Trustus Theater is a converted warehouse in Columbia, S.C., which hosts a variety of modern American plays. Several staff members at Trustus discuss their experiences...