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The Stage Manager Tag: Alana Clapp

By Guest Contributor

We are asking stage managers around the world, in a stage manager tag, some key questions about their job. Here is Alana Clapp.

1. Are you a minimalist or a hoarder Stage Manager?

Combo! I keep random things longer then I should, but try to do a clean out every 3 months.

2. What do you always have with you on stage?

Headset, radio, notebook, iPad.

3. What’s in your kit?

With my current company, I haven’t had to use a kit in ages, but had fun pulling one together when I needed one for a special project a while ago, lots of athletic tape, rosin and candy!

4. Mac or PC?

PC for me.

5. What’s in your pencil case?

Right now – exactly one #2 pencil, a purple pen and a very old Werther’s Original

6. Favourite colour highlighter

Yellow forever.

7. Favourite pencil

A freshly sharpened #2.

8. What may be surprising that you don’t use?

A script.

9. Coffee or Tea?

1 Coffee in the AM and tea after.

10. Favourite Genre to work in

Circus.

BONUS QUESTION
11. Advice for new Stage Managers

Working in entertainment is a privilege that is meant to be just that – entertaining! Make sure you are enjoying yourself and the work you are doing, and share that joy whenever you can.

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Alana Clapp

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