- to serve as stage manager for
- to arrange or manipulate, esp. as if from behind the scenes
Origin of stage-manageback-formation ; from stage manager
transitive verbstage-man·aged, stage-man·ag·ing, stage-man·ag·es
- To serve as overall supervisor of the stage and actors for (a theatrical production).
- To direct or manipulate from behind the scenes, as to achieve a desired effect; orchestrate: “[The] demonstrations had &ellipsis; been carefully stage-managed” (Time).
- stage management
- stage manager