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Stage Manager by Larry Fazio

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Hard Copy: Charts, Plots, Plans, and Lists

 

An important and major portion of the SM’s job, especially in the first two weeks of working on a show, is to gather, compile, and note information. The SM must put this information in comprehensible form and distribute when it is needed. Failure in any part of this job leaves giant holes in the organization and communication of putting together a show.

There are no standard forms from which an SM works. Each SM learns what forms to use through academic studies and through working with other SMs. With time, all SMs make these forms their own by changing them or reinventing them to suit the show or their own working needs. An SM must learn what makes good and workable charts, plots, plans, and lists. ...

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