You Can't Afford To Be A Lighting Designer

I've been bitching about it for years. People in theatre know this to be true: we're all terribly underpaid for what we do. But I'm not entirely sure that anyone has really sat down and worked through the terrible math.

I finally did.

When I was at Yale, we never talked about money. It was simply not discussed — the subject is beneath an artist, I suspect. I, however, feel that I am doing my students a fundamental disservice if I don't brace them f

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