endings & emotions

and then the final curtain went down. the audience was still applauding. they’d been the best audience of all – a full house: what we all want at least once during a run.   cast being congratulated on their grand finale by loved ones coming back stage. smiles on everyone’s faces, but sadness inside most…

how to smuggle matches on to a stage…

so there is corrie, on stage in her ‘apartment’, 5 minutes away from having to light a fire.   i am standing backstage, behind the ‘front door’ wondering how to smuggle a small yellow box of matches onto the stage.   the rest of the cast and crew are in the dressing room listening over…

ego on the side

in about 6 hours i get the keys to the theatre, and the play becomes my responsibility. it will always be the director’s “baby”, but as the stage manager i am responsible.   shooo…. (breathe in… breathe out…) … it’s quite something….   but i was thinking about it last night or this morning, and…