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« on: Feb 27, 2007, 09:31 pm »
I am currently in sicth form and can only work evenings i also cannot do wed,thurs or saturday because i have dacne lessons has anyone got any suggestions on what i should do about getting work as  SM/DSM/ASM?


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Re: schedule
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2007, 07:43 am »
Honestly.. my life revolves around shows.  I plan all my classes in the mornings and am out by noon, then work a part-time job Monday - Friday 2-6pm.  Then my schedule is pretty much free and I make sure that I can attend all rehearsals.  The thing about Stage Management is that you need to be there at all times, from rehearsals to the run of the show. You have to be flexible and be able to get things done. I'm not saying that you can't do other things, because I do several other things.  I'm the VP of Alpha Psi Omega at my university and have other obligations, but I always make sure that they work around the rehearsal schedule of the show I am doing at that time.  I personally think that maybe you should look at cutting back on dance classes, or maybe get separate lessons that don't conflict with rehearsals.  Again, this is just my personal opinion, but I definitely think that if you want to be a SM and you know thats what you want to do, then you need to make sure that you are as available as possible to work on shows and be there when you need to be.
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Re: schedule
« Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2007, 12:06 am »
I can only say that I am able to get so many SM gigs by being able to manipulate my schedule to fit the demands of the show.

I'm only a senior in High School, but I have successfully SMed most shows at my school.  This spring I was even approached for a paying SMed position, even though I turned it down in order to work on my last show in my last year of high school with the theater program that has been with me for the past four years.

In order to do the best I can, I have gone so far as to take leaves from my part-time job, given up varsity sports, etc...

You need to ask yourself if this is what you want to do,
if dance lessons are more important, which is fine if they really are, than maybe you might want to re-evaluate things...