A stage manager is essentially the head traffic controller of a live theater or television production. Once the director has issued his or her final notes to the cast, this person usually assumes command of the physical stage area, dressing rooms and backstage greenroom. All staff, such as lighting, sound, props and scenery technicians, report … More What Does a Stage Manager Do?
I’ve always found theatres to be magical places. For many years now, an important part of my pre-show ritual has been to arrive at the theatre early enough that I can sit alone for a few minutes in the stillness of the deserted auditorium, soaking up a little bit of that magic; the atmosphere pregnant with … More Who really makes Theatre Magical
“Places, please. Places, please for the top of Act One.” Every theatre performance starts the same way- the script secretary calling the actors to the stage. Like a ship without a rudder, no production can function without stage management. The Homestead Theatre Department is very fortunate to have one of the best in the business, Lonnae Hickman. Armed with nothing … More All Hail the Stage Management!
Stage-managing any job means three things (plus one): 1) There will be sweat. 2) There will be tears. 3) There may be blood. +1) The wealth of information you will gain while on the job will surpass anything you could ever be taught in the classroom. Heading into Hofstra University’s production of The Learned Ladies, … More Observations of an Assistant Stage Manager: The Many Ways to Call “Line”