Theatre pros recall the doors they’ve opened by assisting (including a few better left closed).
For one young director, assisting is a tricky balancing act with a great view.
And it never has been, say pros who relish their assistants’ creativity and appetite for knowledge.
Assisting is a rite of passage for many artists. Are they getting ahead—or just getting coffee?
In Jan. 2012’s “Approaches to Theatre Training” issue, we ask directors, actors, and writers what it means–and how it feels–to be an assistant.