Stage managers plan and coordinate rehearsals and performances, including supervision of the plotting and rehearsal of technical cues, props, stage elements and moving scenery.
Duties & Tasks
Stage managers may perform the following tasks:analyse and interpret the script, plans, models and designs for all relevant technical and production informationconsult with management, designers and the director to determine requirements for rehearsal and performanceundertake administrative duties, including prioritising tasks and determining production resources such as time, finance, personnel and physical spaceprepare for rehearsals and obtain all required resources, such as props, costumes and settingsprepare and distribute all necessary rehearsal, production and performance documentationprepare the prompt copy, which defines actors' calls and movements, technical cues, stage elements, props and moving scenery, and front-of-house communicationsorganise the rehearsal space and process, including final transfer to the venuesupervise and direct backstage staff and members of the stage management teamgive cues for lights, sound, cast entrances, moving scenery and other performance elementsensure production resources are stored safely.
Stage managers work in all types of live performances. They work closely with production departments, venue management, creative teams and performers. Stage managers may be required to travel extensively. They work long hours, including nights and weekends.
- practical and organised artistic flair authority and tact able to work under pressure able to work as part of a team.