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So, in a series of conversations with stage managers, I realized there are those who picked this career and pursued it and those who sort of fell into it.  I don't think there is any right way to get into this business.

I, for personal and professional reasons, would like to find a couple of students who are currently in a BFA program or BA program, but knew they wanted to Stage Manager in the last years of high schools.  I want to ask some questions to help open my mind a bit.

It would be sort of a casual, informative on-line conversation.

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I did. ask away.

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I did as well. I'd be happy to answer questions.

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I've just started my first year (hence the long absence from the boards), but ask me a question and I'll give you an answer.

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Thanks for the response thus far, the answers have been very informative.  I look forward to my conversations continuing. 
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And I as well, though i "fell into it" in high school but applied to colleges specifically for stage management.

I'd be happy to answer and questions.
Katherine McC.
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although I am out of school, I also knew going into school that I wanted to be a Stage Manager
living the dream...

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I fell into it in high school, loved it, and am now in my first year of a BFA Stage Management program. Totally open for questions.

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I also fell into it about sophomore year of high school, and now I'm a junior in college very nearly finished with my BA. Questions are welcome!

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I wanted to be a SM since senior year of High School.  I'm a Junior getting a BA in Arts Administration, but I'm still planning on pursuing a career in stage management.  So I'd be willing to answer any questions about that.
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I was bit the bug in high school, and am now applying to BFA Stage Management programs in the New England area.... ask away!

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I'm out of school, but also entered a BFA program (one without a SM track even..) knowing I wanted to be a stage manager
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Hey thanks for the response.

Now that I have asked a couple of people questions, let me modify who I would like to ask questions.  Please private me with a response if you are interested.

Looking to talk  someone who made the decision in high school (prior to college) to enter a BFA or specialize in Stage Management while inside the university setting, but currently should be a couple of years outside of school - working as stage manager or not.

I think that should me get the insight I am looking for (pre-college, college and post-college perspectives).

Thanks aging.  Shoot me a private if I have not privated you questions yet.  Thanks.
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Okay . . . here's the next step.

Looking to talk  someone who made the decision in high school (prior to college) to enter a BFA or specialize in Stage Management while inside the university setting, but currently should be a couple of years outside of school - and has made the decision not to be a stage manager or not to work in theatre at all.

I know, I am looking for the answers in a Stage Management forum.


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