The Stage Manager Tag: Matthew Aaron Stern
We are asking stage managers around the world, in a stage manager tag, some key questions about their job. Here is Matthew Aaron Stern based in New York City, USA.
1. Are you a minimalist or a hoarder Stage Manager?
I consider myself an organized pack rat.
2. What do you always have with you on stage?
Shoulder Harness (so my beltpack isn’t knocking my hips out of whack!)
3. What’s in your kit?
Snacks! (but seriously, phone charger cable!)
4. Mac or PC?
5. What’s in your pencil case?
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
Listen actively and with all your senses. Build your emotional intellgence skills. Paperwork is a communication tool, not an end in itself. Stage management isn’t about power, it’s about responsibility.
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