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Career Profile: Stage Manager

The Career Information and Profile of the Stage Manager will be described in this article. A Stage Manager works in a threatre environment. He organises, manages and coordinates performances and rehearsals for the various forms of ‘live’ entertainment and performing arts.

Very often, a stage manager also doubles up as a production manager. The typical responsibilities of a stage manager includes the sourcing and preparation of set dressing, prop and furnitures for the performances. He is also responsible for preparation and scheduling of rehearsals. He jobs involves interacting with actors and production personnels.

Given the environment of the threatre, a stage manager should ideally have good planning skills. He should have an interest in working with people. A passion for the performing arts is quite essential.

Qualification-wise, a stage manager should ideally have a diploma or degree in the fields of Technical Threatre Arts.