Hello Internet;Today is day 4 of the NB Dramafest. I have been in the black box from 8 am-9pm, stage managing schools from across the province. Long days, but full of rewarding work.


At the end of the week, I get to hand out a stage manager award to a school that I feel represents a great backstage team. For me, stage managers and assistant stage managers are calm, organized, and efficient. They know whats about the happen next and they are prepared for it. The show's transitions are fast and quiet with no opportunity for anyone to run into each other.

Good luck NB high schools. I'm judging you.

-Laura-Beth Bird