Bowing Out, Letting Go, and Saying Goodbye

ARTS. WORK. LIFE. by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Episode notes

Even a simple setback can derail a career, so knowing when it’s time to change direction – or step away entirely – is invaluable. The storytellers in Episode 6 share their experiences navigating health crises, job transitions, and personal loss and the unexpected and welcomed relief, joy, confidence, and grace that can follow.

Content warning: This episode mentions eating disorders from 2:15 to 3:23 and from 5:05 to 8:24. You can find mental health resources on APAP’s website.

Intro: “Pushing Buttons” and Act One: “A Coda and A Compromise” with Roselie Samter, the founder and violist in the Videri String Quartet.

Act Two: “Encore” with Randall Prestwood, a theater consultant, based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Act Three: “Aha Moment” wi ... 

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