As an actor you wear many hats both mentally and physically :)
My latest hat is something I haven't put on since 2007. Stage Management. There was a little dust on the hat but with a few quick breaths I was able to get it to look like new. I've been working on a world premiere show written and directed by Jenelle Riley called "A Kind of Love Story" It was a hit in my theater company's late night show Serial Killers and was developed into a full length piece.
I highly suggest that you come see it. For more information regarding performances and synopsis check out this: Sacred Fools Theater
It's not about the show but man.. stage management is such a large responsibility. There was time where I honestly dreamed of making it as a big time stage manager, which I supposed seems a little silly but it brought me a lot of joy. I love organizing and making things work but once I left that area of theater I assumed I was done for good so coming back and working on this show was a bit of a challenge. The good news is I succeeded and have a cast that loves me and respects the work and time I put into the show. You don't always get that. I remember times where I was so severely under-appreciated that I wondered why anyone would do the job so I'm incredibly lucky to have a cast that understands that standing on stage and acting your heart out doesn't make a show. It's combination of many people and their efforts that get a show up an running.
This project has been great because I was able to call upon the talents of one of my college friends Amy Martinez who is the talent behind Noisy Merriment In A Kind of Love Story we are using digital title cards to introduce each section of material and the added element of artwork created specifically for this piece was exactly what we needed to give it a storybook feeling. I have never been so proud to solve a problem with so little conflict. Amy immediately started sketching and we had exactly what we needed within 2 days of me requesting her help. She is amazing. Please check out her website hyper-linked above.
I think I'm ultimately happy that I made the switch from Stage Management to Acting awhile ago, but I'm really glad that I know that after all these years I can still do it and that people respect me and love me for it.
Aaaannnn... because I did such a wonderful job on this show and happen to also be a killer house manager I've signed on to stage manage one more show for some crazy talented people. Up next is a re-mount of The Magic Bullet Theory...more info on that later.