Also, for those of you follow Melissa's Kickstarter progress, here is the update:
Increase from yesterday $375!
Left to go:$3,190!
And now, take it away Norah!
I recently finished working toward an MA in Educational Theatre, which included two semesters of student teaching. This past semester I was lucky enough to find a mentor in my cooperating teacher, Jessica, at the Earth School, which is a progressive public school on the Lower East Side. One day Jessica shared an analogy about teaching with me: the teacher creates the weather in the classroom. If the teacher is having a “sunny” day then the students will have one too, but if the teacher is having a “stormy” day the students will suffer from that bad mood as well.
It’s not much different when you are working as a producer or other administrator/manager on a show. The use and feeling of professionalism, efficiency, and pride that is put into the work we do on a show trickles down from the tippity-top. If the Producer, General Manager, Director, etc. behaves unprofessionally or speaks ill of the show or people on the team, even if it’s with people outside of the production, a storm can begin to grow and the final product won’t be what you hoped it would be.
So set the example and always go to work with a Model what you expect from your team and it will make a difference! If you give your all toward letting the sun shine on your production, so will all of the people working with you.attitude.