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Stage Manager by Larry Fazio

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Running Auditions

 

Auditions are the forum for actors to present their talent to get jobs, a way for producers to find talent to fit their productions, and a part of the SM’s job which at first glance appears simple. Like most of the work an SM does, auditions require a great deal of organization and detail, otherwise the audition can become an embarrassment for the SM, the director, and most of all for the producing company. Equity and the actors often get their first impression of a producing company from what they experience at the audition. Auditions are created and tailored to suite the producing company’s needs. They are also set up for the actor. It is the SM’s job to service both, each in their own way, meeting each of their needs. ...

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