Eighty percent of young actors, directors, and writers who begin a career in the arts will leave the business within the first five years. A major reason for this attrition is that many early career artists are burdened not only with a lack of understanding about how the business works, but a fundamental misunderstanding of the way it works.

CRY HAVOC offers universities and other organizations a comprehensive training program for their students that both demystifies the realities of working in the entertainment industry and provides a philosophical basis for a life-long career in the arts.

Topics covered include:

  • Auditions and Meetings
  • Theater and Film Unions
  • Casting Directors
  • Agents and Managers
  • Identifying and Utilizing Your Type
  • Headshots and Resumes
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Websites and Social Media
  • Developing Professional Relationships
  • Producing Your Own Work
  • Making Your “Day Job” Work for You
  • Developing a Long-Term Vision for Your Career

This program can take the form of a semester-long course (which is currently part of the required curriculum for seniors at the New School for Drama), or workshops of various lengths focused on specific topics.

To learn more about bringing the full course or specific workshops to your campus or organization, email