This is the right hand of the director. During rehearsals, the stage manager keeps a record of all the movements on the stage, a running list of anything added that is not in the script, prompts the actors with their lines during rehearsals, and assists the director in creating rehearsal schedules and calendars. During performances, the stage manager “calls” the show: sitting on headset backstage and guiding the tech crew members through their cues. The stage manager is also responsible for coordinating locking up after performances with the House Manager.
Time Requirement: 5 or 6 days per week for 8 weeks of rehearsal for approximately 3 hours per day and 12 performances. We’ve been trying to double this position so that the rehearsal hours are split between two people. We will likely be offering a training session in the spring.