100 years ago on February 16, 1920 Actors Equity Association carried a motion to include Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers in their contractual language. AEA has declared 2020 the year of the stage manager to commemorate the past one hundred years. In the spirit of recognizing stage managers, stage-directions.com will be generating monthly content. To kick things off, January’s theme is: What is Stage Management
Jennifer Leigh Sears Scheier helps break down the definition of a stage manager. She notes that being a stage manager does not necessarily pertain only to theatre and Broadway, but it spans across all industries: From the arts with opera, dance to sports, including the Olympics and Super Bowl.
Take a look at the article below to learn how she further breaks down the role of a stage manager.