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Stage Management, 10th Edition by Alice R. O'Grady, Lawrence Stern

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APPENDIX A

Production Checklist from a Stage Manager’s Point of View

A CHRONOLOGICAL APPROACH AND PRIORITIES

 

Don’t be deterred by the size of the job! Begin with the possible. Begin with one step.

—G. I. Gurdjieff and P. D. Ouspenski (Russian philosophers)

Those two priceless abilities: first, the ability to think. Second, the ability to do things in the order of their importance.

—Henry L. Doherty

 

 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ALL OF THE ITEMS IN THIS CHECKLIST! You need to know if the task needs to be done and who in your theater will do it. If you determine that the stage manager needs to do it, you may still be able to assign the task to a coworker or subordinate.

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