Production Stage Manager

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Skokie, IL

Website MadKap Productions Inc

Skokie Theatre

MadKap Productions at the Skokie Theatre seeks experienced stage managers for its 2022-2023 Season.  The responsibilities of the stage manager include:

Schedule and attend all production meetings.
Attend and assist with auditions and callbacks.
Schedule and attend all production activity during tech week.
Attend all rehearsals.
Take cast attendance during tech week rehearsals and performances.  Contact absent cast members.
Maintain an accurate prompt book, which includes all blocking, cues, and notes for the performance of the show.
Distribute and explain job descriptions and scene changes to stage crew members if necessary.
Supervise the props master and all technical crew members.
Maintain a first aid kit and a stage manager’s kit including items needed for quick repairs and flashlights if needed for crewmembers.
Conduct a safety talk during tech week, giving a tour of the backstage area and explaining operating regulations for all cast and crewmembers.
Require fight calls at each performance if appropriate.
Obtain set plan from set designer and assist technical staff in laying out ground plan on stage or rehearsal space.
Sweep the stage before each performance and complete a pre-show checklist.
During the run of the production, check in all cast & crew members by 60 minutes before each performance, and call absentees if necessary
Make ‘calls’ to the dressing rooms at “30 minutes” , “15 minutes”, “10 minutes”, “5 minutes”, and “places.
The theatre must open 30 minutes in advance of curtain.
Wait for go- ahead signal from the house manager before starting the performance and for starting Act II
Operate light boards for the performance of the show and monitor spot light/backstage crew – etc.
Take charge of the backstage area including managing cast and crew and their safety for the run of the show.
Coordinate and attend strike.  You are the last to leave.

Transportation preferred – we have a parking lot.

Instructions to Apply:

Please send email stating interest and resume to:

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $1,250.00
Organization Address: 7924 N. Lincoln Avenue
Organization Contact Name: Wendy C. Kaplan
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