Be Prepared

Katy McGlaughlin

If you were hoping this was a blog about the Lion King you will be sorely disappointed.

While in rehearsal recently, the ever-dreaded emergency tone came over the loud speakers and a voice calmly told us to evacuate the building being sure to use the stairs and not the elevator.

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How Much Difference Does a Degree Make?

Katy McGlaughlin

Having recently embarked on my own MFA journey I find myself asking this question, a lot. When I was applying and even after I was accepted in to my program I constantly had to answer the similar question, “Why grad school?” I made the decision to go back to school for myriad reasons, some personal and some generic; after helping facilitate the National Stage Manager Survey (http://www.smsurvey.info) I started to wonder if there were trends in the benefits of going back to school.

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A still of Carrie Havel calling Greased Lightnin

Breaking Down Greased Lightning

David J. McGraw

A video quickly going viral (more than 850,000 views and 10,000 shares on Facebook as of Wednesday Feb. 3) is the Associate Director of Grease: Live! calling the camera shots for the song “Greased Lightning.” Carrie Havel does an amazing job calling the shots and I can’t wait to see a side-by-side view of the show and her call.  But let’s break down the call…

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Is This Thing On?

Katy McGlaughlin

As stage managers we often set the tone of our work environment and we strive to be professional and well spoken. Sometimes, though, I find myself slipping into the vernacular of my team; when less than savory language is involved this can get you in trouble!

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