What does an assistant stage manager do?

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Before each rehearsal, the ASM should help the SM insure the stage or rehearsal space is ready. This could include sweeping, setting up furniture, set pieces, and props. During rehearsals the many jobs the Stage Management team needs to do will be distributed. The ASM may be asked to notate blocking.  It is important the ASM has a complete understanding of the placement and movement of scenic pieces and props. It could be the ASM’s responsibilty to train the running crew.