International Stage Manager Appreciation Day

A list of (almost) every show I've had the pleasure to ASM or SM. I really love my job.
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    Into the Woods 2008
    ASM. This and Les Mis tie for my favorite. This was honestly a great production, and not just by high school standards.
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    Agnes of God 2008
    ASM. A nun kills her mysteriously conceived baby.
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    Jack and the Magic Beans 2008
    SM. Every fall we did a children's show and bused the entire district to the theatre to watch. We got three days off classes, it was the best! Tech love.
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    Digging Up the Boys 2009
    ASM. This one was rough for reasons wayyyy beyond anyone's control, but we got through it.
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    Grease 2009
    SM. A real car on stage and teachers, cheerleader, and football players in the cast, it was different but so much fun!
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    MacBeth 2010
    ASM. MacBloodCrew. It was my first college main stage experience. I lived in the basement and literally saved Lennox's life when he slipped down the stairs on dry ice residue and was inches away from going head first into a concrete wall.
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    Carniopolis (a devised post-modern) 2010
    SM. My first college workshop scene, we dropped buckets of confetti and streamers from the ceiling, had a 6'11" guy on stilts and made a girl cry for minutes after the scene was over.
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    The Skin of Our Teeth 2011
    ASM. By far one of the most fun theatre experiences I've ever had! I would do it again in a heartbeat. I wish I could post every single photo I have of this show because it was so fun!
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    Home (a devised post-modern) 2011
    SM. Po-Mo is one of my most favorite things in the world, a big part in thanks to this scene, completely created by its production team and cast. It is one of the reasons I got 'no place like home' inscribed on my Baylor ring.
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    Lies (a devised post-modern) 2011
    SM. I also light designed this one, my favorite LD I had. Again, Po-Mo gives me life.
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    Waking Up 2011
    SM. My friend wrote a play and it was put in a festival. These four people played multiple characters all centered around this bed.
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    How I Learned to Drive 2011
    SM. A wonderful show about an uncle sexually abusing his niece. Read it.
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    The Yankee Tavern 2011
    SM. A show about a 9-11 conspiracy theorist. I also light designed this one, my favorite part was the looming beam projectors I put behind the set as the towers. We got Bin Laden as we were in the middle of our final dress, it was an awesome moment I won't ever forget.
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    Thoroughly Modern Millie 2011
    ASM. My first big college musical as part of the SM team. I had the best crew I've ever had on any show ever! Stage Right wins!
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 2012
    SM. My first college main stage SM. The set, costumes, lights etc were beautiful, even if the door was the biggest pain in the ass.
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    SLAM! 2012
    SM. This is my all time favorite cast picture, we match so well, and it was completely unplanned. I was one of the guys for this show, we even had rehearsal in the men's bathroom one night, this show was always fun. Only downside I had Whooping Cough the entire time 😷
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    Gypsy 2012
    SM. I had to step in as SM for this show after the first performance when the other SM quit unexpectedly. This was my 3rd time working on Gypsy. This summer was hell for many reasons.
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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2012
    SM. My first musical SM! The first non-1920's musical Baylor had done in about 5 years and we all had a lot of fun with it! Being in the scene shop building it, that was another story.
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    Born Yesterday 2013
    SM. My last college SM. A simple show, but technically beautiful, and I got to do it was a bunch of friends!
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    Peter Pan 2013
    SM. Multiple flying human beings, swords, and lots of children. Yup that about sums it up.
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    End of the Rainbow 2014
    SM. My first professional show in San Antonio the people were the best. This show was about Judy Garland's final months it was hilarious and heartbreaking and I love her even more now.
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    Gypsy 2015
    SM. My 4th and favorite production of Gypsy that I have worked on. It's my show, not by choice but I'll take it.
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    Vanya, Sonia, Masha, & Spike 2015
    SM. Normally straight plays bore me but the show was hilarious. Anton Chekov meets comedy it can only be good. This cast made me laugh on the daily.
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    Water by the Spoonful 2015
    SM. My final show in San Antonio. This show about addiction, recovery, heritage, and family required a lot of research and talking amongst ourselves. Our cast was a very diverse group with people of different nationalities, races, and backgrounds. I loved talking with them. They made a particularly difficult time in my life so much better.
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    To Kill A Mockingbird 2015
    ASM. My first show in Alabama, thanks to these people I made it through a year here.
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    Nuncrackers 2015
    ASM. Nothing like a Christmas show to add extra stress around the holidays. This one was fun though!
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    The Countess of Storyville 2016
    ASM. My first Equity gig. This was a new musical being workshopped in Alabama on its way to Broadway.
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    Junie B. Jones 2016
    SM. My first experience with children's theatre, I had worked with children before but never 55. It was definitely a learning experience.
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    Regrets Only 2016
    ASM. My dream came true for this show, I got to be costumed.
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    The Producers 2016
    ASM. This show was big complicated and fun. My favorite line was "I'm the German Ethel Mirman don't cha know!"
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    Doctor Dolittle Jr 2016
    SM. 49 kids plus 12 crew kids. I closed this show a day ago. I already miss it and I'm already ready for the next one (A Christmas Carol).