How important do you think it is for a Stage Manager to have technical knowledge? I'm about to start working on a new production at my local theatre, and the Stage Manager has very little technical knowledge - she acts almost like the directors secretary. Now I'm not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing, but I moved from Tech. Director to Stage Manager, so I am reasonably well acquainted with lighting/sound/vision/electrics/construction etc. It's really difficult for me to not say anything to aforesaid Stage Manager, especially considering I'm acting a major role in this production! Just wondering about the odd opinion or two! Cheers, Patch.