Your reports Find reports Stage Management – What’s the point? Stage Management – What’s the point? Convener(s): Helen Mugridge Participants: Helen and Simon Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: SM/DM – invaluable to designers both LX and set How do you create more of a network between SM’s, as it is quite a solitary profession. Could the much talked about forums be a place for this?? A show without a DSM is often not a coherent one An SM is c central point of contact before and during a production period for both artists, directors and designers. Meaning there is one central cog to ensure the performance runs smoothly. Artists often don’t understand the value of a good SM until they have been without, or had a bad experience. D&D this year feels like it is lacking in ‘techies’ to discuss the issues that effect us. How do we improve this for next year?? More word of mouth?? Do SM’s need to talk about their work more?