Importance Of Stage Management

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****I knew my junior year of high school what I wanted to do the rest of my life. Stage Manage. I have done theatre from a young age, but it wasn't until I reached high school that I shifted to technical theatre. I want to stage manage because unlike some people I am not searching for wealth, success or recognition. I am looking for happiness.
I find that my biggest strength is learning from my mistakes. I have always told people that I would rather them tell me what I did wrong then let me believe I was right but, it seemed to really hit me after a low point of my semester. I realized that I can either dwell on my mistakes or take them as a new lesson. I have been looking back on my first semester and though it was my lowest of low points, I now see overcoming it as one of my proudest moments.
As I pursue my education here I hope to learn more than how to stage manage and being here for only one semester I can honestly say that I already have. I am learning how to be a better person, how to communicate with those who
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I would like to either be working professionally or possibly continuing my education and pursuing a graduate's program. If I were to proceed with my schooling, I would still like to be working professionally after I have completed it. My final goal has always been to stage manage a Broadway production but, I don't have to spend my whole life there. I think I would be fun to travel across America with a tour of a production, or working across the ocean on West End. Also, this is a weird dream, but I would love to work at the Fords Theatre in Washington DC because I'd love to work with such a historic space. Of course, there is always to option of working on TV shows and movies, but I haven't really dug into that side of stage managing yet. In the end, though, I could see myself working for a theatre company for a long time and building a life and a family in one place like, Chicago, or

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