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Gig&Tell: Children's Theatre Company of New York

  • Gaslighting, guilt trips and threats-- oh my!    
    09/05/2018  7:33am

    Please see earlier reviews of the company posted on this site before the Gig & Tell was made:

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    I found these before I entered into a short engagement with CTC and found them helpful cautions. I decided to take the gig but figured I'd be careful to maintain strong personal boundaries & keep firm if there was activity or pressure that made me uncomfortable or felt abusive... and perhaps they simply lived down to my expectations like some kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, but unfortunately, that was exactly what I experienced.

    At a later date, I may write a more detailed review here regarding my own experience, but at this time I do not feel comfortable being too specific, as I do not know how to provide examples with anonymity and the whole experience is all still very fresh and upsetting. For now, hopefully it says enough that I contacted Back Stage to add this company to the Gig & Tell feature, to ensure potential future cast can be empowered with as much knowledge as possible before choosing whether to sign on. Companies like this are why tools like Gig & Tell are so important in our actor community. (Thanks, Tom!)