The Deputy Stage Manager is a role which is often left unfilled on smaller shows
. When a DSM is used, they do one of two jobs.
Sometimes it can be the DSM who calls the show
- that is, they give the lighting operator
and/or sound engineer
, along with anyone else who needs them, their cues
. Often, when doing this job, the DSM will be in the proj box
The other job that the DSM can have is to organise
what is going on in the wings
, on the opposite side from the stage manager
. In this case, it is a matter of the DSM just being second-in-command
to the stage manager
, and the stage manager delegating
some of his job to the DSM.
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