What is a Stage Manager?

Stage Manager Job Description

Stage managers monitor, document and supervise everything that occurs during the rehearsal process and during a stage performance.


Stage managers must observe actors’ movements and lines, props, scenery, lighting and sound effects. They must coordinate the artistic and technical elements of the production. 



Typical Job Duties

• Work with designers, actors, technicians and directors

• Monitor the inventory of costumes and props

• Ensure that industry regulations pertaining to breaks and overtime are strictly adhered to

• Enforce safety regulations

• Attend rehearsals and document the artistic process and coordinate daily activities

• Confer with directors to determine schedules

• Perform script analysis that outline scenes, numbers of characters and who plays them, props required, costume changes, scene changes and technical requirements

• Contact actors to inform them of rehearsal times and locations

• Discuss production needs with directors, writers, designers, technicians and producers


Top Banner Image: 
Fine Arts