The Stage Manager is responsible for working with the production staff, cast, and crew to create a well-organized and exceptional show. The SM supports the director in all rehearsals by taking blocking notes, keeping time, etc. and the technical director during tech week and performances.
This position requires excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to cooperate and coordinate with others. The Stage Manager should be able to multi-task efficiently and stay calm under pressure.
Applicants must be in high school and at least 14 years old by the audition week of the production for which they are selected. Preference may be given to older students. At a minimum, a student needs to have worked at least four shows on Encore’s crew prior to applying to serve as a Stage Manager (one show as the Light or Sound Operator, one show as an Assistant Stage Manager, and one show training in addition to one other crew position.)
Students should plan to submit an application during the season before they would like to serve as a Stage Manager. (i.e. if you wish to work as an SM during the 2015-16 season, please submit your application during the 2014-15 season.) It is also strongly suggested that interested students speak with the Artistic Director, Technical Director, or Producer to express their interest prior to applying.