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Caroline Naveen

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Newspaper interview for the SM? What?
« on: Sep 17, 2013, 07:57 pm »
Just got an e-mail from the PR coordinator and the newspapers want to interview me because I'm a student SM (One of the youngest in this theatres history). What on earth do you say at an interview like this? Actors get interviews, not backstage staff. My response sure, but slightly clueless about what they might even want to know....thoughts?

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Re: Newspaper interview for the SM? What?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2013, 10:47 pm »
They may ask things like:
  • What does a stage manager do?
  • Being so young, do you find it difficult to manage the cast of experienced actors?
  • How do you balance schoolwork and the demands of theatre?
  • How did you get the job?
  • What other shows have your worked on?
  • Your favorite show?
  • Your dream show?
  • Do you want to perform?
  • Is stage managing just temporary until you get cast in a show?
  • Who is your favorite actor in the cast?
  • What do you think of the director?

Good luck! It will be fun! Mike

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Re: Newspaper interview for the SM? What?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 18, 2013, 02:41 am »
i have been interviewed a bit - what we forget is the public loves a backstage insight into the work

be open to the interviewer .. .
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Re: Newspaper interview for the SM? What?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2013, 12:12 pm »
I did one of these last year.  It was fun.  Definitely be ready with an answer to what a stage manager does (and then be prepared for them to still get it wrong when describing it...)

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Re: Newspaper interview for the SM? What?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2013, 12:48 pm »
Okay thanks for the help. I just saw this e-mail and I was like what? That's abnormal....lol. I guess it's not that out there after all. Thanks again it's really helped to hear some of the questions you guys were asked so that I could be a little more prepared.

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