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THE 223 - Stage Management


Credits: 3
1 Lecture Hours 3 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: THE 117  

 
Description
This course is an introduction to Stage Management. Each student will have the opportunity to stage manage their own short production, concentrating on the crucial organizational aspects of this theatrical component.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Outline the importance and complexity of the role of stage manager.
  2. Organize rehearsal schedule.
  3. Work closely with the director in establishing time-lines.
  4. Establish a property list.
  5. Manage cast and crew.
  6. Record planned stage movement.
  7. Execute and manage a production.
  8. Manage their own mini-script with a completed prompt book as their goal.
  9. Determine the work effort required to stage manage professional theatre.
Listed Topics
  1. Making things run smoothly
  2. Characteristics of a good stage manager
  3. Getting the play and understanding it
  4. Scheduling and company rules
  5. Getting acquainted with your theatre
  6. Expediting auditions and readings
  7. Budgeting
  8. Rehearsal procedures, (keeping the cast on time)
  9. Department and property management
  10. Lighting, sound and cueing equipment
  11. Supervision of shifts
  12. Running the technical rehearsal
  13. Running the show
  14. Working with the House Manager, etc.
Reference Materials
Textbooks, Audio-Visual Media, Plays, the Theatre and the productions within it.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006


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