#SMLOVE: A Valentine to Stage Managers

Updated: Feb 13

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. There are many kinds of love. The one I want to talk about is the love we stage managers have.

What? Love and Stage Management, yes I say! Love is at the root of what we do. That is why I use the hashtag #smlove in many social media posts.

Love is the engine that drives us to go the extra mile. As in many relationships. As a stage manager this manifests itself in the way we arrive early, stay late, take our trash, order lunches, make coffee, and are always taking care of everyone in the rehearsal room and the theatre. It’s like being a parent. And as any parent will tell you, love is the thing motivating the million things you do for your kids every day.