In Drama 240 you will review the role, duties and responsibilities of the Stage Manager.
You will learn about and practice skills in the FOUR SKILL AREAS of Stage Management.
The links on this page will connect you to resources you need to do this unit and complete the assignment.
Class and lab work will always supplement these resources.
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Please contact me with questions about this unit: Anne Redish, firstname.lastname@example.org
STAGE MANAGEMENT INTRODUCTION
Why do we have Stage Managers?
SAFETY: Working Conditions:
Scheduling, Temperature, Physical Risks, First Aid, Care & Nurturing
Making it possible for others to work:
Scheduling, Preparing Working Environment, Preparing Rehearsal and Show Items
COMMUNICATION: Between all departments of production including:
Direction, Musical Direction, Choreography, Design, Production Management, Sets, Costumes, Sound, Lighting, Special Effects, Administration.
RECORD KEEPING: Recording and maintenance of diverse types of information for:
a) short-term use for lighting, choreographing, props preset planning, scene change planning and costume change planning.
b) longer- term use in order to provide information for re-blocking, re-cueing, re-casting and re-mounting.
Gruver, Bert. Stage Management. (various editions)
Stern, Lawrence. Stage Manager’s Handbook. (various editions)
Winston, Morgan. S.M. Arts. Canadian. 2001
SAFETY : No matter what kind of presentation you are working on, SAFETY MUST BE #1.
EXTRAORDINARY RISK: means anything that MIGHT result in injury. Anything that is risky beyond what regular folks do ‘day to day’. See the Equity Extraordinary Risk here.
***First Aid www.wsib.on.ca
See a list here for a First Aid Kit and a Comfort Kit.