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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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7Profiles and Working Relationships

To paraphrase Margo Channing in All About Eve, fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be a long chapter. This is the chapter I wish had been included in some of the books I read during my formative years when becoming an SM; I might not have led with my chin and so often. We have met most of the people with whom the SM works in Chapter 3, “The SM’s Chain-of-Command List.” To give a comprehensive view of being a professional SM, we will now go into more detail. Once again, our discussion is from the SM’s perspective. Other members of the company dealing with the same people may have a different experience.

Keep in mind that the people and positions listed in the chain-of-command list and the people listed below ...

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