PAY: If you're non-Equity, pay varies depending on the budget of the show in question. In a small-ish, new play, I got $150/week. In a big budget musical, I got $300/week. After I went Equity, they paid above minimum without my having to ask for it.
HOUSING: I worked as a local, so my housing information is second-hand. Out of towners are each given their own apartment across the street or three blocks away, either.
LOCATION: The neighborhood can be a little dodgy at night, so be aware of your surroundings and walk home with friends if you're in the far building. Sadly there's only one decent bar/restaurant in the area. At the same time, you're close to the Metro and Bikeshare, so it's not difficult to get somewhere more happening.
FACILITY: Big, beautiful new performing arts complex that's well appointed and well designed (check out the gigantic staff kitchen). Three theaters: Fichandler (LORT B+ round), Kreeger (LORT B thrust), Kogod (LORT D proscenium). Big rehearsal spaces. There's also a café (open before performances) and a bar (open during/after performances).
COMPANY MANAGEMENT: Stingy with comps, generous with everything else: parties with donors and friends of the theater, occasional free dinners/lunches, trips to and visitors from Congress/SCOTUS. If you're not having fun, it's not company management's fault. If there's a problem, bring it up and they'll address it.
For the most part, it's a really excellent work environment. Everyone cares about the quality of the show from the dressers to the stage managers to the artistic director.
This is an amazing company to work for. I love them and their work and they really care about their actors.
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