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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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4Stage Manager for Hire

Seeking Work, Getting the Job, Being Hired Again and Again

Being unemployed and looking for work is a fact of life for every SM. It is the nature of SMing work to move from show to show, working for different production companies. Some SMs become associated with a company that produces a season of shows and is brought on for each of those shows. This is almost like having a year-round job. However, during times of unemployment, SMs can still live comfortably and effectively if they are good at saving and budgeting their money.

Personal Experience: In my experience, the key for living during unemployed times was that my wife and I lived as frugally when I was working as when I was unemployed. During the times of plenty, ...

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