- Elementary School: Here's a basic understanding of history and how the world works.
- High School: Actually, that's not quite right. Everything is actually a whole lot more complicated than that.
- College: EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRRROOONNNNGGGG
- History Channel: Aliens.
So I’m on my third Disney movie of the night (and at least that many beers) and I admit emotions are running high but Mulan is my favorite for her response to Chang’s “you’re unsuited for the rage of war…How could I make a man out of you?” comment because she’s like “bitch you didn’t have to, watch me use my brain instead of my ego to pass your stupid discipline+strength test” and then she has this eat-it-you-stupid-dicks look on her face while she’s literally sitting atop a giant phallus and I think this movie taught me to be a feminist before I really knew what that word meant. Good feels, yo.
Anonymous said: Do you ever feel bad when all the actors get attention after a show for doing a good job, but no one says anything to you simply because they don't know what you did?
Not at all!
You’d be surprised at how many people actually know what you do as an SM. Yes, the vast majority of them may not have any clue — but there are a handful that do.
I recently reblogged a Parks and Rec quote that said (paraphrasing) “You chose a thankless job, you can’t be upset when no one thanks you”. That is absolutely the case with stage management. If you want to be involved in theatre for the fame, glamour, and attention, then you need to find your way onstage. I’m not trying to paint SMs out to be martyrs or saints (we all know it’s true), but you have to realize: as a stage manager you will very rarely get the recognition you feel you deserve — and (I hesitate to say “never”, but) never as much as the performers onstage.
Personally, I’m into theatre because of the fact that all it is is one big glorious group effort to put something really brilliant, special and ephemeral together; good theatre is the truest testament to teamwork there is. As a stage manager, it is an honor to be responsible for/trusted with as much as I am. That’s recognition enough for me.
— Kurt Vonnegut (via tat-art)