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Stage Manager by Larry Fazio

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The Anatomy of a Good Stage Manager

 

In the exploration or analysis of what makes a good SM there are three areas or levels of understanding to discuss. Each layer goes deeper into the individual:

1. The Practical Application. This is the outermost layer. This is the way in which the SM works and does things when on the job. On the surface, this means doing the paperwork. Just under the surface and beginning the journey into the anatomy of an SM, practical application means being organized, disciplined, focused, and concentrated; having the ability to follow through on things; and working efficiently and effectively.

2. The Qualities. These are the personal qualities of an SM—personality, demeanor, attitude, and approach. This is the SM working ...

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