2012 in Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts

Although in the past six weeks this blog has been a semi-personal travel blog, it’s primary focus is still the practical side of stage managing, and that’s obvious when I look at the most popular posts on the site.  Of the 10 most popular, six are practical information for stage managers, two are stage management memes, one is a recipe, and one a personal reflection on a major local issue.

10. Weekend Recipe – Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Because they are delicious and everyone wants more cookies in their lives.

9. Grieving the Playhouse
I still feel that we have not understood what the loss of the Vancouver Playhouse this past spring will mean for the Vancouver theatre community & industry.

8. Calling the Show: Three C’s to Conquer
My tips on how to call a successful show.

7. Stage Manager Ryan Gosling
Because Ryan Gosling Arts Administrator wasn’t enough, Stage Manager Ryan Gosling was born and I had to tell the world about it!

6. Resources for Stage Manager
Wherein I have compiled online links to articles, forums, and blogs about stage management.

5. Meme Alert
Because the “This is what I really do” meme is amusing to everyone when applied to their own career.

4. “You’ve Got Everything in There” :: The SM Kit
A practical look at what goes into a well stocked stage managers kit.

3. The SM Prompt Script: Show Bible Pt. 2
Continuing my look at how to assemble a prompt script.

2. SMArts: Calling a Show/The Prompt Script
My notes from the 2010 SMArts conference in Vancouver.

1. The SM Prompt Script: Show Bible Pt. 1
I can always tell when a new semester of school has started and the stage management assignments have been handed out because in those first two weeks of the semester, this post gets hundreds of views as new SM’s begin to assemble their first prompt script.

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About Lois

I am a Vancouver-based Stage Manager and frequent theatre goer. After graduating from Trinity Western University I spent two seasons as the resident stage manager at Pacific Theatre. Now I am working as a freelancer with various companies in Vancouver.

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