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The Stage Manager's Toolkit by Laurie Kincman

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Epilogue: Final Thoughts

As you make the transition to your next project, find time to reflect on the work you have just completed. Did you handle a specific challenge particularly well? Did you revise a piece of paperwork to be much more effective? Did you experience something totally new? Be proud of these successes, and file them away. But also look at places where you can continue to improve. Even a show that may have seemed unnecessarily complicated or even unpleasant offers the stage manager an opportunity to learn; knowing what not to do is sometimes more valuable than finding the perfect solution.

As a stage management educator, I often ask my students to engage in a more formal reflection in order to ensure it takes place. The following ...

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