How Do You Find A Good Stage Manager?
A good Stage Manager must be disciplined, punctual, detail-oriented, and experienced. This position entails a huge amount of responsibility. Hire someone you think you would work well with. The SM manages all of the practical matters in a production so that the director can focus on the artistic matters. Ask well-known theaters and colleges if they can recommend someone. College students are usually looking for any opportunity to pad out their professional resume, and flex their creative muscle. You can find workers for cheap and possibly for free. Interview every candidate and pay attention to the way they speak. They must be able to command authority because they will need to keep actors and crew in line. Anal-retentiveness can also be a very positive trait in Stage Managers because they will need to juggle several tasks at once. Narrow down your list of candidates to two or three. Ask previous employers about your prospective Stage Managers. Hire a Stage Manager who you feel respect