The Stage Manager Tag: Marci Skolnick
We are asking stage managers around the world, in a stage manager tag, some key questions about their job. Here is Marci Skolnick based in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
1. Are you a minimalist or a hoarder Stage Manager?
I prefer to think of myself as “well prepared” but I strive to be more of a traveling minimalist.
2. What do you always have with you on stage?
My fanny pack with a small notebook, flashlight and cough drops.
3. What’s in your kit?
This changes based on circumstance, but there’s always a free standing digital clock and three analog stop watches. And post it tabs.
4. Mac or PC?
Mac by habit, but I finally relearned PC. Universal communication is important.
5. What’s in your pencil case?
Cheap mechanical pencils that I assume will get stolen. I am always changing my mind on my favorite pen. A clicky eraser.
6. Favourite colour highlighter
7. Favourite pencil
I’m not precious about it. Just a mechanical pencil.
8. What may be surprising that you don’t use?
A computer to call from. Give me paper every time.
9. Coffee or Tea?
Yes. I love a pour over that I bring everywhere in my spill proof mug. But I’m an equal opportunity caffeine intaker.
10. Favourite Genre to work in
Lately it’s live music, but I am jonesing for some Shakespeare.
11. Advice for new Stage Managers
To quote Katherine Hepburn, “Never quit, be yourself, and don’t put too much flour in your brownies.”
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