Wednesday, January 20, 2010

OOB Demographics Study Released


The Innovative Theatre Foundation has just released a new report that examines the demographics of the artists working Off-Off-Broadway (OOB). This is the third study in a series of five designed to capture statistical information about the diverse community that comprises Off-Off-Broadway. Among the first known publicly available data focused specifically on this sector, some of its highlights include:
  • 85% of the OOB population holds a college degree. This is 58% higher than the national average.
  • 86% voted in the 2004 presidential election. This is 22% higher than the national average of 64%.
  • 68% of respondents are age 21-40
  • 53% of respondents are female
  • Income level of Off-Off-Broadway artists is near the national average, and slightly below the NY state average
  • 91% of respondents live in New York City
  • 10% of respondents reported making their living exclusively from their work in the theatre
  • 48% of the respondents currently belong to at least one theatrical union
Read the full story here.


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