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Name – Kiran VR
Profession – Theatre Arts
Designation – Theatre Actor and Founder of Garike Cultural Center
Organisation – Garike Cultural Center
Age – 38
City – Bangarpete
Work Experience (Years) – 10
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I am a lawyer by profession. However, performing in the theatre has been my passion since then. I have been practicing law for a few years after completing my degree. I was practicing under the criminal lawyer, Hashmath Pasha. Theatre has fascinated me from my college time. While practicing law, I was acting in some of the plays simultaneously. I was inspired to.act by watching the play “Tippu Kanda Kanasugalu”. After a few years of practicing law, I realized I belong to the theatre and I felt I should do something for society, mainly for children. So I started Garike Cultural Center to get the art of theatre in education for children in rural areas.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
Our organization is currently working in Karmanhalli, Budikote, near Bangarpete. Our main motto is to culturally educate children. We have been working with the children for 5 years now. We conduct summer camps for the children every year and we have play performances in the end. The camp includes various cultural and theatre activities. From this year, we have regular tuitions to make them thorough with languages, social science, science, and maths. Simultaneously, we work on other cultural events.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You can enter this profession after gaining any degree.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Theatre arts Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in Theatre Arts?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You should concentrate on mastering the art form, which requires a lot of hard work, patient and dedication.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join Theatre Arts?
One should happy about choosing to do something for the society. One should be able to balance, both, professional life and personal life. You will have new situations to deal with every day. Thus, you should be able to control your stress and try not to give up no matter how bad things get. One should not get stressed over. Instead one should think about getting solutions to the problems. It is always exciting to meet new people and should enjoy traveling often as you will have to perform in different cities all the time. You have all the liberty to be creative and make your ideas come to life.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Theatre Arts?
One should not be expecting a large sum of money when running an organization like this but you can get some money to lead a decent life. Work will increase a great deal as you are setting up the organization. It will always be hectic but you need to balance all your tasks accordingly. Managing time will be one of the most difficult tasks but eventually, you can manage it. Traveling will be tiring but meeting new people and getting new experiences will take you a long way.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
Acting. If I’m taken back maybe I’ll choose acting a little early.