Stage Manager's Kit

A stage manager brings many items to rehearsals and performances - items to enhance safety, comfort, and productivity. Below is a list of suggested items to bring in your kit:

Health & Safety

  • hand sanitizer
  • cough drops
  • tea (try Throat Coat by Traditional Medicinals!)
  • Airborne or Emergen-C
  • tissues
  • tweezers
  • acetaminophen
  • ibuprofen
  • antacid
  • eye drops
  • bandages
  • gauze
  • cloth tape
  • cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • antiseptic wipes
  • anti-bacterial cream
  • anti-itch cream
  • instant ice pack
  • wet wipes
  • latex gloves
  • face masks
  • digital thermometer

Personal Care

  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • mints
  • gum
  • contact solution
  • contact lens case
  • bobby pins
  • hair bands
  • hand lotion
  • fingernail clippers
  • emery boards
  • cosmetic scissors
  • stain remover pen / wipes (Shout Wipes are my favorite!!)
  • feminine products
  • deodorant
  • plastic cutlery
  • miniature sewing kit

Office Supplies

  • pencils (mechanical and traditional)
  • pencil lead
  • pencil sharpener
  • pens
  • permanent markers
  • dry erase markers
  • highlighters
  • erasers
  • tape
  • post-it notes
  • notebooks / notepads
  • folders
  • sheet protectors
  • three-hole punch
  • single hole punch
  • hole reinforcement circles
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • paper clips
  • binder clips
  • rubber bands
  • push pins
  • safety pins
  • label maker
  • supply storage bins / bags

Tools

  • tape measure (the longer, the more useful)
  • cloth tape measure
  • scale ruler
  • flashlight (some come with multiple colors!)
  • multi-tool
  • hex key (AKA Allen wrench)
  • adjustable wrench
  • lighter

Technology

  • USB drives
  • Charging Cords (iOS & Android)
  • Charging Bricks
  • Portable Charger
  • HDMI Cable
  • Auxiliary Cable
  • Batteries
  • Computer / Tablet (as needed)
  • Portable Speakers (as needed)
  • Digital / Video Camera (as needed)