The Stage Manager's Toolkit: Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 04/11/2013
  • Publisher: Focal Press

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As a Stage Manager, you are the clearinghouse of information in every production; you are responsible for organizing rehearsals, running performances, and keeping everything and everyone on track and in order. Simply put, to do this job you need to be a communication maverick-able to express ideas, schedules, and reminders as effectively as possible. Stage Management: Communication Techniques for the Production Process is not another overview book that generalizes how to be a Stage Manager and glosses over the nitty-gritty details of the day-to-day duties. This book tells you exactly what you need to do-and how!-to be the best at your job. It provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager with a focus on communication best practices-on paper and face-to-face. This book outlines the communication objectives for the stage manager, the paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success in every stage of a show: pre-production, rehearsal, the tech period, and performance. Customizable templates for common paperwork can found on the companion website, cutting down valuable time wasted creating new documents for each new show. In short, this book gives you the skills and tools you need to be an effective communicator, ensuring a smooth and trouble-free production whether on Broadway, at a university, or somewhere in between.

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