The Stage Manager Tag: Amber Dettmers
We are asking stage managers around the world, in a stage manager tag, some key questions about their job. Here is Amber Dettmers.
1. Are you a minimalist or a hoarder Stage Manager?
I keep what is necessary to always be prepared…is that hoarding?
2. What do you always have with you on stage?
Spike tape, pencil, clipboard, schedule, run sheets, headset.
3. What’s in your kit?
Pens, pencils, erasers, paint pens, toothbrush, toothpaste, rubber bands, highlighters, binder clips, paper clips, sticky notes, scissors, sharpies, needle and thread, scotch tape, masking tape, spike tape, painter’s tape, gaff tape, medical tape, spray adhesive, spare water bottle, deodorant, stress ball, single hole punch, three hole punch, extension cord, protractor, aspirin, gauze, antibiotic ointment, tums, baby powder, floss, q-tips, mouthwash, spare socks, denture cream, phone charger, tampons, compact mirror, chapstick, mini stapler and staples, wallet ninja, hex key, multi-tool, stopwatch, tape measure, bottle opener, lighter, tissues, band-aids, earphones, 3M tabs, mints, chewing gum, hand lotion, hand sanitizer.
4. Mac or PC?
5. What’s in your pencil case?
Pencils, pens, highlighters, sharpies.
6. Favourite colour highlighter
7. Favourite pencil
8. What may be surprising that you don’t use?
9. Coffee or Tea?
10. Favourite Genre to work in
11. Advice for new Stage Managers
Anyone can make pretty paperwork; if you want to stand out and be great at your job, put people first.
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