Stage Management

Stage Management

$229.00

With hands-on demonstrations and real world tips, this program will have your students running shows like professionals in no time!

  • A New Overview Section identifies what a stage manager does, from pre-show conferences to closing night in Limited, Touring, and Extended runs.
  • Detailed sections illustrate rehearsal skills like Taping the Stage, Making Prompt Books and Calling Scripts, Using Blocking and Cueing Shorthand, Running Production Meetings, and other tricks of the trade.
  • New Communication Section addresses when to use Electronic Media, Individual Notes, and when to communicate Face-to-Face.
  • Focuses on Technical Rehearsals and Performances, including Pre-Show Protocol, how to actually Call a Show, and how to avoid, prepare for, and, when necessary, handle Common Problems.
  • More New Sections include: Maintaining a Show, Touring and Extended Runs, Stage Managing Musicals, and Careers in Stage Management

Hosts

J. Jason Daunter is a New York based professional stage manager whose Broadway and National Touring credits include the Broadway Blockbuster Wicked, Cyrano de Bergerac, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is an Educational Theatre Association board member, and a driving force behind EdTA’s "Defying Gravity" initiative.

Tom Martin has worked as a Professional Director, Stage Manager, Production Manager, and Associate Producer for the last 35 years. He has worked extensively at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, LaJolla Playhouse, and is on the theatre faculty at St. Louis University.

Manage Shows Like the Pros

Filled with hands-on demonstrations and real-world tips for theatre students, Practical Technical Theatre's Stage Management program will have your classes running your shows like professionals in no time! This program is hosted by Tom Martin, a professional Director, Stage Manager, and Production Manager for the last 28 years. Tom currently serves as a resident Stage Manager at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, is Associate Producing Director of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, and is on the Theater Faculty of Saint Louis University.

Learning to Lead Successful Productions

This program helps students understand just what it is a stage manager does, from pre-show conferences to closing night. The first part of the program deals with rehearsal skills like taping the stage, making prompt books, using blocking and cueing shorthand and other organizational tricks of the trade. The second part of the program deals with tech rehearsals and performances, like pre-show protocol, how to actually call a show, and how to avoid, prepare for, and, when necessary, handle common problems.

Putting Knowledge to the Test

Like all the programs in the PTT series, Stage Managementprovides engaging, hands-on lessons that helps students develop an understanding of this particular aspect of live theatre. Also included are student assessments and projects to reinforce the lessons.

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Separate Support Materials are included for each of these 3 options.

Day 1:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Communication

Day 2:

  • Text Work
  • Reading the Play
  • French Scene Breakdown
  • Read for Technical Requirements
  • Documents, Supplies, and Things to Secure
  • Production Meeting Agenda
  • Contact Sheets / Contact Cards
  • Performance Calendar
  • First Rehearsal Invitations
  • Office Supplies
  • Things to Secure

Day 3:

  • Prep Week: Tasks
  • Taping the Floor
  • Building the Prompt Book and Calling Script
  • Arranging the Furniture

Day 4:

  • Communications: Pre-Rehearsal
  • Talking to the Director and Actors
  • First Rehearsal
  • Production Meetings
  • Blocking Notation

Day 5:

  • Rehearsal
  • Presets
  • Daily Notes
  • Relationships
  • Making a Sound Plot
  • Making Cue Sheets
  • Technical Rehearsals

Day 6:

  • Performance
  • Your Checklist
  • Calling the Show

Day 7:

  • Careers in Stage Management
  • Stage Managing Musicals and Operas
  • Maintaining a Long-Run Show
  • Touring a Show
  • Conclusion

Day 8:

  • Review and Written Assessment

Practical Technical Theatre: Stage Management (2nd Edition)

Support Materials General Information

Appropriate for Grades 7-12

Also appropriate for Community College and Community Theater

All lesson designs in this DVD series align to National Standards for the Arts in Theater

Legend: RS = Resource Sheet

RS SG = Resource Sheet Scoring Guide

WA = Written Assessment

WA SG = Written Assessment Scoring Guide

NOTE: Due to the visual nature of the program, we recommend that the resource sheets not be

passed out until the students have first viewed the DVD sections. If the students are busy writing

down answers, they will miss much of the visual demonstration that is unique to this program.

Many of the Resource Sheets containing graphics need to be printed in landscape format. These will

be noted on Lesson Designs.

National Content Standard 5 – 8:

3. Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes.

Achievement Standard:

b. Analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements

d. Work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting, and

sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character.

National Content Standard 5 – 8:

7. Analyzing, evaluating and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from

theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

Achievement Standard:

d. Describe and evaluate the perceived effectiveness of students’ contributions (as playwrights,

actors, designers and directors) to the collaborative process of developing improvised and scripted

scenes

National Content Standard 5 – 8:

8. Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the

community and in other cultures

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Achievement Standard:

b. Explain the knowledge, skills and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational

opportunities in theatre, film television and electronic media

e. Explain how social concepts such as cooperation, communication, collaboration, consensus, selfesteem,

risk taking, sympathy, and empathy apply in theatre and daily life.

National Content Standard Grades 9 – 12:

3. Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or

formal productions.

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

b. Analyze a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine

production requirements

e. Design coherent stage management, promotional, and business plans

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

g. Collaborate with directors to develop unified production concepts that convey the metaphorical

nature of the drama fro informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions.

h. Safely construct and efficiently operate technical aspects of theatre, film, television or electronic

media productions

i. Create and reliably implement production schedules, stage management plans, promotional ideas,

and business and front of house procedures for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or

electronic media productions

National Content Standard Grades 9 – 12:

4. Directing by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for informal or

formal productions

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

c. Effectively communicate directorial choices to a small ensemble for improvised or scripted scenes

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

d. Explain and compare the roles and interrelated responsibilities of the various personnel involved in

theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

f. Conduct auditions, cast actors, direct scenes, and conduct production meetings to achieve

production goals

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National Content Standard Grades 9 – 12:

5. Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic

choices

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

a. Identify and research cultural, historical, and symbolic clues in dramatic texts, and evaluate the

validity and practicality of the information to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal

productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

b. Research and describe appropriate historical production designs, techniques, and performances

from various cultures to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal theatre, film,

television, or electronic media productions

National Content Standard Grades 9 – 12:

7. Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television,

and electronic media productions

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

d. Constructively evaluate their own and others’ collaborative efforts and artistic choices in informal

and formal productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

h. Analyze and evaluate critical comments about personal dramatic work explaining which points are

the most appropriate to inform further development of the work

National Content Standard Grades 9 – 12:

8. Understanding content by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the

past and present

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

d. Analyze the effect of their own cultural experiences on their dramatic work

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

g. Analyze the development of dramatic forms, production practices, and theatrical traditions across

cultures and historical periods and explain influences on contemporary theatre, film, television, and

electronic media productions

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Practical Technical Theatre: Stage Management (2nd Edition)

Lesson Design Content

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CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (2015 - PRESENT)

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