Self Reflection Paper

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It is amazing what you can achieve if you believe that you will be successful; I found this statement to be true pertaining to myself over the process of these past few months. And that more than ever, if you really want to do something you’ll go ahead and do it. Motivation is self induced and drive is something that will come naturally when you’re doing the things that you love. Being a stage manager is a very interesting task (that could be because 95% of the time I had no idea what I was doing), however, it taught me more than just managing the stage. While I sat in rehearsals I really learned how to listen, how to pay attention to detail and accept concepts of what the other person has to say. And although I consider myself a great…show more content…
But in the end that’s how all rehearsals are, and regardless of the show or how well in depth you know the length of each scene you’re still going to have issues when it comes to rehearsal usage of time. I think one of the largest issues I had would be communication with production members. A lot of the time I would ask questions or have an email sent to me and I did not know how to organize myself and keep track of what was being said. I really struggled the most with remembering what others had said to me or what I needed to ask even though I wrote everything down. It had nothing to do with them, it was just a personal problem of not being able to keep track of what was going on with other people's lives and what they needed. My favorite and I think one of the most important things that I learned was that a stressful environment leads to no positive production. It is so important to de-stress and take care of your mind, body and soul when you come to rehearsal. Leaving issues at the door is crucial to having a clear and clean palette to work with, and I find that actors tend to bring some of their real life conflicts and emotion with them on the stage whether they know it or not. And in order to be at your very best you have to feel comfortable in the room with the people your around. I find that if you’re not enjoying yourself you have a harder time

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