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Stage Manager by Larry Fazio

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9

The SM’s Production Week

 

Up to now we have discussed the things that make a good SM, have met the different members of the chain of command, talked about getting the job, gone over nearly 600 definitions, named the tools and supplies an SM needs, discussed in detail the charts, plots, plans, and lists an SM must create, profiled all the people with whom the SM must work and maintain a working relationship, and have talked through the art of running an audition. Now it is time to put all these things together for the SM to begin the work in the SM’s production week!

The SM’s production week is the first official time the SM goes into full-time action and work on the show. In most working situations in the past, the SM did not start getting ...

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