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I Am The Stage Manager

I am the stage manager.
I am an unstoppable being powered by caffeine, chocolate, pizza and some form of magic.
I am the stage manager.
I willingly give up my time to attend rehearsals, set builds, Q2Qs, and lightning hangs.
I am the stage manager.
I spend more time in the theater than at my own house.
And I love it.
I am the stage manager.
I am the only one who knows how the comm system works, and if you value your life you won’t mess with the organization.
I am the stage manager.
I never know what exactly I will do when I show up to work.
I could be doing blocking notes.
Or sewing buttons.
Or standing in for a sick actor.
Or mice catching.
Or stealing a cake.
Or stair Tetris.
I am the stage manager.
I have memorized every show I have ever done.
I know every scene change, light cue and quick change.
I am the stage manager.
I am the first responder when a catastrophe happens 5 minutes before the show starts.
Leads getting sick.
Light board shuts down.
Microphone breaks.
Drop rips.
Fly falls.
I’ve seen it all.
I am the stage manager.
If you mess with my tech-lings or cast babies, there is going to be hell to pay.
I am the stage manager.
A crash course in motherhood is part of the job description.
I am the stage manager.
My company is my family.
I am the stage mom, the all knowing, all powerful tech wizard that makes the theater world go round.
I am the stage manager.
And I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world.