One day after a show closes.

One day after a show closes.

QuestionJust found your blog - brilliant! Thanks especially for the posts about us stage managers :-) Answer

Well, thank you.  Much love to the mighty Stage Manager!

That wonderful, “I am fabulous. Thank you for noticing.” feeling when a stranger likes your performance.
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That wonderful, “I am fabulous. Thank you for noticing.” feeling when a stranger likes your performance.

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Falling in love with someone after hearing them sing just one song.

Falling in love with someone after hearing them sing just one song.

The response when I asked a particularly snarky choreographer for assistance.

The response when I asked a particularly snarky choreographer for assistance.

The feels when one of your favorite characters is dying but hits a beautiful note anyway.

The feels when one of your favorite characters is dying but hits a beautiful note anyway.

That embarrassing moment when you have to call line three times … for the same line.

That embarrassing moment when you have to call line three times … for the same line.

QuestionIt's their lost Answer

Well thank you!

Rejection is really difficult, especially for those with a healthy enough ego that they want to share their talents with the world.  Isn’t it interesting that as actors we’ve picked the one job / hobby where we’re guaranteed to be continually rejected?

Still, I think it’s very healthy to be told no every once in a while.  As long as it’s not for a part I really really really want. ;)

Getting the “No Thank You” call from a theater company you really wanted to work with.

Getting the “No Thank You” call from a theater company you really wanted to work with.

Some stage managers yell, some ask nicely, and some give the “I might look sweet but I swear to Fosse I will put my foot up your dance shorts so fast if you don’t shut up and listen” look.

Some stage managers yell, some ask nicely, and some give the “I might look sweet but I swear to Fosse I will put my foot up your dance shorts so fast if you don’t shut up and listen” look.

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Auditioning for a part that you’re not sure you can actually pull off.

Auditioning for a part that you’re not sure you can actually pull off.

When a costume makes you feel pretty / handsome / awesome.

When a costume makes you feel pretty / handsome / awesome.

Pretty much me.  All the time.

Pretty much me.  All the time.

That heart warming feeling of someone giving you flowers after a performance.

That heart warming feeling of someone giving you flowers after a performance.