Stage managers are rarely mentioned in press releases, reviews, photo credits, etc. Some of us are working to change that, though admittedly, the focus for places like American Theatre Magazine is to at least give credit to the designers.
The company I’m working for currently – New Paradigm Theatre – is truly different. In the article that came out today, there’s a big focus on the diversity in our production, both on and offstage. In addition to having an “abled” actor paying Quasimodo, and several special needs children in our show, there’s also a shoutout to all of the women involved in the show from our lead to many of us backstage….including me!
I’m so glad to be involved in this production.