"A Jamaican phrase that my mom says to me all the time is, 'Walk good, better must come.' It’s just like, 'Keep going. Whatever this is now is not a permanent state and better is going to come. You have to keep pushing.' I think the same can be said about theatre jobs, because there is no clear path. Every stage manager will give you 50 different stories of how they got there—you just have to trust your journey is your journey and the path you’re supposed to be on, even if it doesn’t look like what you think it’s suppose to look like."
We chat with Jhanaë Bonnick about her journey to and life as a Broadway stage manager— the lighting cue that made her fall in love with it, three skills she recommends for success, and the important foundation she considered when building Slave Play's stage management team.
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