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Revered as the authoritative resource for stage management, this book offers readers a practical manual on how to stage manage in all theater environments. Rich with practical resources - checklists, diagrams, examples, forms and step-by-step directions -Stage Managementeschews excessive discussion of philosophy and gets right to the essential materials and processes of putting on a production. In addition to sharing his own expertise, Stern has gathered practical advice from working stage managers of Broadway, off-Broadway, touring companies, regional, community, and 99-seat Equity waiver theaters.
Table of Contents
Making Things Run Smoothly
Characteristics of a Good Stage Manager
Getting the Play and Understanding It
Scheduling and Company Rules
Getting Acquainted with Your Theater
Expediting Auditions and Readings
Keeping the Cast on Time
DePartment Management and Property Management
Supervision of Shifts
Running the Technical Rehearsal
Running the Show
Working with the House Manager
Keeping the Show in Hand
Closing and Moving/Touring
Getting a Job
Production Checklist from a Stage Manager's Point of View: A Chronological Approach and Priorities.
A Few Theater Stories
Websites of Interest to Stage Managers
What Would You Do?
Reader's Comments Form
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