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  • ren_man

    Attend the International Thespian Festival and see just how professional “amateurs” can be.

    Those high school students can put on quite the show.

  • JLMandell

    Ah, we were JUST discussing this on Howlround, and a subsequent Twitter chat
    http://newyorktheater.me/2015/07/24/whos-an-amateur/

    One thing discussed: As long as funders and unions and trade organizations make a distinction between professional and amateur and accept or reject you on the basis of that distinction, being a professional isn’t just a matter of self-identification.

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