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

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Glossary

Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) A union for theatrical actors and stage managers. Commonly referred to as Equity, AEA, or Union. Theaters or productions working with AEA actors must follow all union rules so stage managers should acquaint themselves with the policies and guidelines before working on any AEA productions. Information packets and all necessary paperwork are available on their website: www.actorsequity.org/

Apron The area of the stage floor downstage of the plaster line. Commonly this extends over the pit and is often curved.

Architect’s Scale Ruler This tool is used to measure drawings that have been drawn to a certain scale in order to translate it into full-scale measurements. The stage manager will primarily use this ...

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