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Stage Production Workers
Present employment patterns for workers in this field are probably a good guide to the situation for the foreseeable future. According to Theatre Communications Group, overall theater attendance has been declining over the past several years, and most theaters are operating under a deficit. Thus, there are few new or small theaters that can pay living wages for stage production workers and technicians. Thus, many people working in theater production—especially at small or nonprofit theaters—supplement their incomes with other sources of work.