Many people seem to have a negative stereotype that people pursuing a career in the arts will never make a comfortable living. I decided to interview Chris Berry and Kerrie Seymour to debunk this myth.

Chris Berry is a Bio-engineering major with a Theatre Minor at Clemson University. He has been performing for seven years, primarily in musical theatre because he loves to sing. Chris has been an active member of the performing arts department at Clemson and has also been in several professional productions at the Warehouse Theater in Greenville. Chris talked about how post graduation he would want to work at an engineering firm during the day, and perform in shows at night.

Kerrie Seymour is a professional actor and an acting professor at Clemson University. She talked to me about the sacrifices that are necessary for artists to make in order to make a comfortable living in the arts. Kerrie also says that the reason why a lot of people have a negative connotation of careers in the performing arts is because many people keep the arts as a hobby, they do not realize the craftsmanship that is necessary for making a living in the arts.

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