chapter  8
17 Pages

Purpose

WithLisa Porter, Narda E. Alcorn

Purpose is the intentional articulation of core values as they relate to the project at hand, the work a stage manager aspires to do, and their overall career. The focused ability to incorporate aspects of one’s life experience into the production process can be essential to curating a career that is inspiring and meaningful. Purpose is the intentional articulation of core values as they relate to the project at hand, the work a stage manager aspires to do, and their overall career. Stage managers can approach every detail with an extraordinary sense of purpose. Purpose, or the “why” is most effective when motivated from expectations that live within, rather than extrinsic ideas of success or the judgement of others. The ability to be mindfully focused when setting goals and exploring purpose can support the stage manager’s authentic awareness of their intentions. Purpose can guide the stage manager’s production process while simultaneously shaping their career.