Death of a theater actor

Although formal education isn’t required to become an actor, many people earn a bachelor’s degree in theater to get a well-rounded understanding of acting and experience in performing a number of roles. Additional training can help fledgling actors hone various skills, from dancing to speaking with accents. Gaining experience in performing is at least as important as classroom education for actors. Theater performance schedules dictate work hours, and actors often work in the evenings and on weekends. Some are employed by traveling shows and may be on the road for several months at a time.