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Who supervises the actors and action in a production of a play?

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August 20, 2008 6:22AM

Usually the Stage Manager as the Director is busy blocking the actions, advising the actors on how to better portray their characters while discussing the set design and lighting and sound design with his technical staff. Thus, the stage manager supervises the actors and the action making sure all is in line with the directors vision. The stage manager is one of the un-sung heroes of the theater.