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bigaming asked:

So I'm at university to be a stage manager-like theater major and everything. And I love it. I love the people the shows, everything. But I'm worried that I am losing my love for management, that Im getting jaded or disillusioned. I don't want to ever loose how much I love theater, but is it unavoidable?I know choosing this career comes with stress, long hours, and responsibility, but is the jaded mindset always part of it too?


Unfortunately I was jaded long before I started stage managing, so I have no idea how to avoid that. As for your love of it, I know it’s weird, but I love the stress of it. 

In full disclosure, I have depression, so sometimes it’s hard to convince myself to anything, but when I stage manage I can do it. It’s strange, but the pressure to go, that knowledge that it rests on my shoulders, I don’t know, it just kind of wakes me up.

I don’t think you have to lose your love of theatre for this job, in fact I feel like my love grows with every new thing I learn. I don’t know if this helped at all, but I hope you find your way and you keep your love. 

I fully agree with stage-managers-are-magic

They say for every light on Broadway there is a broken heart, an unrealized dream. And that’s the same in any profession. So you have to want it more than anyone else, and you have to be your own champion, be your own superstar, blaze your own path, say yes to opportunity, follow your instincts, be eager, and passionate, keep learning, nurture your real lasting relationships, don’t be a jerk, and free your imagination so you can become all that you want to be.
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