An Actress Prepares: Tiffany Hobbs Talks About Survival Jobs

In this episode of “An Actress Prepares”, Tiffany Denise Hobbs talks about the realities and flexibility of “survival jobs”. Tiffany’s series offers mentorship for early career theatre artists as well as valuable insight for anyone wanting to know more about what it means to be a working actor. Click HERE to view last week’s episode about an actor’s journey on opening night.

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by Tiffany Denise Hobbs

Hey Statera! Big announcement: my next show will be back in the Big Apple! I’ll be joining some amazing folks in Shakespeare In The Park’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theatre! But today, I want to talk about “survival jobs”. For many working actors, having jobs outside of our acting gigs is essential early in our careers, mainly to supplement our income. So, let’s jump in!

Tiffany Hobbs was born and raised in Augusta, GA. Tiffany began dancing at the age of three. In the years following, she discovered a love for theater and music that augmented her passion to be a performing artist. She has trained for over two decades at prestigious liberal and performing arts institutions (UGA, SMU, Yale) and loves every minute of imitating life onstage, on set or in a rehearsal room. A former member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theater Center and featured actress at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, some of her favorite roles include Juanita in James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie, Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Tonya in August Wilson's King Hedley II.

Tiffany appeared as Shenzi in the National Tour of The Lion King for two years (2015-2017). On TV, she can be found co-starring in Donald Glover's FX hit, "Atlanta"; Netflix's "Ozark" and "The Haunting of Hill House"; the OWN Network's "Love Is ___"; CBS's "MacGyver," "Bull" and "Code Black"; and in SyFy's "Happy." In 2018, Tiffany joined the Broadway musical, Waitress, spear-headed by Sara Bareilles, Jessie Nelson and Diane Paulus. Tiffany just finished a run as Olivia in Twelfth Night at Yale Repertory Theatre and is about to open Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theatre.

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