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The Stage Management Handbook by Daniel A. Ionazzi ISBN 1-55870-235-0

This is my favorite, go-to resource for forms, ideas, information and explanations. It covers every part of the SM process from pre-production through performance as well as a section dealing with politics and the managing of people. There is also a great section in the back of sample forms. There are side notes with definitions, sample prompt book pages, diagrams, etc.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.¬† Go get a copy. You’ll thank me later.

You can get it on Amazon, naturally.

Robyn

The Awesome Stage Manager

Hello and welcome to my blog about stage managing in community theatres. I would like this to be a resource for other SMs. Here’s what you can expect to find in this blog.

  • How-to articles for creating/ finding/ thrifting¬† those bizarre-yet-crucial props
  • Resources that I recommend for keeping your Prompt Book neat and organized and your ASM sane
  • Reviews about plays I’ve seen/ worked on/ would like to work on
  • Reviews and recommendations of important items to keep in your SM kit
  • Advice for troubleshooting and preventing problems
  • Non-transferable job skills: Things you’ve learned to perfect for one show that you’ll probably never use again
  • And the fun stuff, like actors’ creative interpretations of lines, or why I had to sweep up peanut shells and banana peels after every performance.

Thanks for visiting and please come back often. I will be updating regularly!

Robyn

The Awesome Stage Manager