“We deal with all different kinds of people and help them get their jobs done.”
— CONNIE GRUBBS
running for Campbell County Commissioner
In this particular picture, I'm serving as an ASM, assistant stage manager, and I basically run my side of what we call the deck, my side of backstage, which means that anybody who enters, I'm in charge of making sure they have their correct costume on, they have the correct prop on. Anyone who exits, I need to make sure that they're taken care of with our appropriate dressers or people to pick up their props. I mean, it's a big job back there.
As the stage manager at the console, it's even bigger, because if any problems come, they roll my way and I have to be flexible enough to continue to do my job and call the show while also helping solve problems that are happening outside the realm of what's right in front of me. Something's happening in a dressing room down the hallway, but I need to be aware of it and know about it and be able to get help to that person without leaving where I am. I would invite any naysayers who have never been backstage to come see a show from backstage because it is a whole different show. What you see on stage is wonderful, hopefully. And then if you see a show from backstage, it's even more fascinating.
“I have to be flexible enough to continue to do my job and call the show while also helping solve problems…”
- CONNIE GRUBBS