Stage management is a broad term that refers to the practice of planning and coordinating an event or a theatrical play. Stage management can include a wide range of tasks, such as directing rehearsals and arranging communications among multiple production teams and workers. Stage management necessitates a broad awareness of all areas of production and provides organizational support to guarantee that the process works successfully.
A stage manager is someone who is in charge of the overall stage management and smooth execution of a theatrical show. Smaller productions may have a single stage manager, however larger productions often have a stage management team that includes a head stage manager, or production stage manager, and one or more assistant stage managers.