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Stage Management Basics by Katy McGlaughlin, Jonathan Allender-Zivic, Emily Roth

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Introduction

By Jonathan Allender-Zivic

As a theatrical educator in both small and large academic settings I have to say that, to me, one of the most neglected fields of instruction is stage management. Everyone assumes students know what is needed and expected of them. We rely on them to execute and complete tasks that most students don’t have the faintest idea how to do correctly, let alone without any guidance or mentorship. Good stage management is pivotal to a successful production process. This text has been created to help fill in the gaps for programs where a specific stage management track or emphasis does not exist or for those who wish to get a good grasp of the basics.

The purpose of this book is to help beginning young and less experienced ...

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