How Do You Be A Stage Manager?

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How Do You Be A Stage Manager?

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• Know the qualifications and characteristics of a stage manager. The characteristics that qualify one to become a stage manager include the following: leadership and management skills; team mate; assumes responsibility; dependable; loyal; discrete; ability to maintain cool and collected; good sense of humor; and great communication skills. • Know the jobs of a stage manager. A stage manager is the key position of any production. They take blocking notations, note who is absent or who steps foot into a meeting, schedule meetings and call times, consitently communicate with the director and choreographer, writing up reheasal reports, and pretty much being a part of every single aspect of a production. • Volunteer. Go to your high school or local playhouse. They are always looking for volunteers that have extra time on their hands. They don’t pay much (or none at all), so go into it with an open mind and open heart. • Start from the bottom. To be on your way to the top of the ladder, sta

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