Skylight Opera

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Equity Actor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Equity Actor in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Skylight Opera as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The executive staff is very friendly and visible during the rehearsal process, making you feel valuable and welcome. Great accommodations at The Plaza hotel, near the theater. Artistic Director has great vision for the theater.

    Cons

    Working as an out-of-towner can be tough during the Winter months because the cold keeps you from walking anywhere. There are great places downtown within walking distance of the hotel, but it's not doable in the Winter. There is a company van that provides transportation to and from the theater, but no company car provided for the artists. That would be a nice perk, especially in the cold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great support system for Milwaukee theatre. Keep reaching out to community groups and looking for ways to diversify the audiences and productions. Theatre is everyone's story.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Local actor with little chance for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Performer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Performer in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Skylight Opera as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family feel to the complany. Over all great staff, quality shows.

    Cons

    A local non-equity theatre that continually hires equity actors from NYC(not even the best) instead of using local tallent that is just as good or better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use local tallent. Stop using NYC actors, just because some of you out of town directors insist on it. Milwaukee audiences could careless about NYC names and would rather watch performers grow with the company, like they used to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Overall Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skylight Opera

    Pros

    Great 'family' environment to work. Great people - fun and challenging projects. Very proud to have worked there (though relatively short-term).

    Cons

    The pay is not fantastic. Though most people working in this industry are not shocked by that. I would recommend working here for young professionals, people who are independently wealthy or people who are simply in it for the art of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not qualified to make recommendations to the management of the organization. I would simply would have appreciated if the organization would have compensated work a little bit more financially.

    Recommends

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