to thine own lane stay true"
— william shakespeare (via gilipollez)
the thing about being someone who’s never catcalled is that you start to wonder why like is it because im ugly???
and then you realize that youre judging your worth by whether or not you are objectifiable to a man and thats so fucked up like honestly its so fucked up
but the worst part about the patriarchy is that it still sits at the back of your mind regardless like “nobody thinks youre pretty because they dont see you as a sex object” like somehow thats a desirable thing and it fucks me up
Anonymous said: Generally I agree with you re: stage management and applause BUT I will say that working in a situation where people are entirely UNgrateful for the work you put in absolutely justifies complaining about it. I hope you've never had that experience (sounds like you haven't) but just know that it sucks and does make a person crave some appreciation.
Yeah, but I think if I was in that situation (which I have been, but very rarely and not recently), I wouldn’t complain about not getting mentioned in news articles or reviews or getting applause during curtain call, I would complain about the people I work with not appreciating me.
I think part of my distaste for the “stage management=thankless job” rhetoric comes from the difference between appreciation from your coworkers and appreciation from your audience. I want appreciation from my coworkers. I don’t care if the audience appreciates me. In fact, I would rather they didn’t notice me at all.
Idk, I’m also not here to shit on other people—if you’re not being thanked or appreciated at work, that fucking sucks and I hope you can find work where you are treated with the respect and appreciation that you deserve.
i literally will never understand stage managers who constantly complain about never getting recognition
like, most of the people i interact with in my life are pretty good about sayingthank you when i do something for them. just because they’re not giving you a standing ovation every night doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate you?
and do you really want to get the same recognition as the actors? like they play a different role in a production. inherently, that role gets more visible appreciation. that doesn’t mean that nobody appreciates what you do.
honestly i just think it’s so immature.
— Annie Baker (via itchy-blankets)