I am a stage manager

I had to write this for a class and I thought I’d share it.

I am a stage manager. I am a part of the world that makes art happen. I want to be in an area that promotes art. I will be treated as an artist. I will be seen as a vital member of the art making team.
In theater, I am there to make sure stories are told. Whether the story is about our hopes, dreams, failures, passions…our stories must be told. In dance, I will help show the beauty of our bodies and movement. I will make sure stories are told through movement and without words.
I will be a part of art that supports and promotes women in the arts. Women directors and writers are few and far between because they are not recognized. I will seek out plays that are written by women and make sure that their stories are told. I will seek out plays that are directed by women and make sure that their vision is seen. I will seek out plays that are about women’s issues and make sure that our stories are told.
I will be a part of art that continually thinks about sustainability. I will make sure stories are told in a way that makes our world better and more beautiful. I will continue to think how I can include sustainability into my job and encourage others to do the same.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to understand ourselves and humanity. I will help voices be heard and seen. I will be someone who helps tell stories and tells them well.

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