Welcome to the 10 Talent Blog/Vlog! A bit about 10 Talent, I am Sarah Matton, Founder and Director. For over a decade I have worked professionally in the field of musical theatre. In the fall of 2021, I expanded and brought on another Agent who has first-hand knowledge and experience in the Industry, Jessica Cvitkovic. We have worked together on stage, and now as a team at 10 Talent. We hope to provide some tips to all Artists in the Industry.
This is a little bit of tough love for the Graduates of Theatre school this year…
When I entered the industry in my early 20’s I was proud that I was doing something I loved to do. Many people I knew were going to school without a career in mind and I knew I was going to be a dancer. Dance was my passion, and I was going to make it a career! The reality of this is when you make your passion your career, there will be things you don’t want to do, or things that make your passion less fun because it is now your job. You will have to say no other things in life. You will spend more time working on your craft than being booked and blessed. You will hear the word no, wayyy more than yes. At the end of the day, there is only so much you can control. You need to stay in your lane and stay SELF-MOTIVATED. This is regardless of what job is coming up or not. There needs to be a mental shift when you take your passion to the next level. Here are some important reminders:
1| No one is going to make you train. Not a teacher, not your agent, no one. If you don’t care the most about your career, why should anyone else?
2| There are endless reasons why this just isn’t a good time to take class (no money, too busy with a side hustle, family, etc.) There will always be a reason to hit the snooze button or why now is not a good time. Just be honest with yourself and your “why.”
3| The gold stars are gone. If you are waiting for someone to applaud you for going to class, don’t. This is a requirement of your job and most of the time there is a direct correlation with those who train and those who work.
Still want to stick around? Good. It’s time to get to work.