The Stage Manager's Toolkit

The Stage Manager's Toolkit

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As a Stage Manager, you are responsible for organizing rehearsals, running performances, and keeping everyone and everything on track and in sync. To do the job well, you need to be a communication wizarda€”able to collect a wide range of details and share them as effectively as possible. The Stage Mangera€™s Toolkit is more than another overview book which generalizes how to be a Stage Manager. It presents the day-to-day duties in detaila€”discussing not only what to do but also why. Focusing on communication best practices, the book explores objectives, paperwork, and the questions that need to be asked in order to ensure a smooth production whether on Broadway, at a university, or somewhere in between. Introduces strategies for sharing information both in person and in writing Explores how document design can enhance the accessibility and effectiveness of your reports, charts, and lists Contains principles for web-based information sharing as well as hard-copy paperwork Provides customizable paperwork templates on the accompanying website, allowing you to put the ideas to work on your own show Other features: Organized based on the chronology of a typical theatre production: pre-production work, rehearsals, the tech period, performances, and post-production duties. In each section, the book outlines the objectives for the stage manager and the communication techniques that will ensure success. Provides examples of paperwork a stage manager commonly works with, including variations for plays and musicals, shortcuts for shows on an abbreviated time table, and strategies for maintaining consistency and legibility. The book highlights differences the stage manager may encounter when working on professional and academic productions.Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance Laurie Kincman ... In most theatres, the schedule for technical rehearsals will be created by the production manager or technical director, who will ... Many contracts also allow the option for a longer day in which actors can work for 10 hours within a 12-hour time span, as opposed to theanbsp;...

Title:The Stage Manager's Toolkit
Author:Laurie Kincman
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2013-05-02


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