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Stage Managers

Tips for Entry

Learn as much as you can about all aspects of theater. Read industry publications such as Backstage ( to keep with industry news and job openings.

Look for internships and apprenticeships to obtain on-the-job training. These can often be found at community and regional theaters.

Try to locate any type of job in summer stock. The experience will help you learn as well as provide an opportunity to make important contacts that can be helpful in your career.

Volunteer at your local community theater. This is another way to learn more about the theater industry.