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Messages - MatthewShiner

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The Green Room / Re: Directors Giving Notes after Opening
« on: Mar 20, 2017, 02:29 pm »
There are no AEA Rules about this.  Actors get notes all the time during the run.

How those notes are given vary - but you went by the most common protocol, giving the note to the SM, who would make sure the note was carried out.

I've worked on AEA shows where the director typed up notes and gave them after every show.

It really varies . . .

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Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Contact Methods
« on: Mar 10, 2017, 07:03 am »
I have been contacted on Facebook before . . . it's just one way to get a hold of me . . . I am fine with that.

But it will vary from person to person . . .

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Employment / Re: Listing Multiple Seasons on a Resume
« on: Mar 10, 2017, 07:02 am »
I think deviating too far off the norm of resume format reads as being unfamiliar with the industry norms, which is a red flag when I am hiring.  Yes, the list of show credits may get long, but eventually in management you may need to get off the one page resume.

If you feel strongly that the market you are in, you can just list highlights

or

2012/2013 Season  Stage Managers (6 shows)   possible directors here.

or


6 years of North Theater Summer Season, highlights include . . .
then list the shows you like

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Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Shadowing: General Q&A
« on: Mar 10, 2017, 06:57 am »
You can purchase a copy of the Theaterical Index from the Drama Bookstore - should list recent PSM for each show - but although there is sometimes a six month lag in updating.

https://theatricalindex.com/registration


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Employment / Re: Backdoor Reference Checks on ACTORS
« on: Mar 10, 2017, 06:55 am »
I still think you need to get consent even for backdoor reference checks.

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Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / Re: PROPS: Ink and Quill
« on: Feb 10, 2017, 06:22 pm »
We put a normal pen into the quill of the feather . . . worked great.

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Employment / Re: Working a Touring Show
« on: Dec 13, 2016, 04:13 am »
Touring shows don't always hire local PA's or even AEA SM's.

Hamilton might as it is the first "leg" of the tour, the best thing to do is reach out to the PSM of the tour.  The show is actually rehearsing in NYC.  (one of my SMs from The Lion King tour currently in SF is joining the SM team).  Even subs / replacement are hired from other places . . . since we have to pay per diem regardless of the city playing as long as we are not in the point of organization.  Just reach out the PSM.

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Talk to your business rep.

There are laws in place (Family Leave) which will help you in this situation.

Work with your employer to find the right way to make it happen.

(In my case, we trained someone on the house staff to take over the moment I had to rush the hospital . . . in case it happened during the show)

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Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Communication Quandry
« on: Oct 15, 2016, 03:09 am »
i had this same exact issue in grad school.

finally just said, how about you send me the report, I will look it over when I get home, and then you can send out . . . worked like a charm

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my two cents - kill the number performance #15 was canceled.

Maybe easier to reference it in the future . . . .


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Introductions / Re: Hello There!
« on: Sep 12, 2016, 03:10 am »
Welcome to group Madison.

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The Hardline / Re: AEA SM wearing a costume backstage?
« on: Sep 03, 2016, 07:18 pm »
Since we are the same rules as actors, I have always seen once they put us in costume, they put us in costume - which means a AEA dressing room, and supplying everything the AEA member would wear.    If they asking us to bring shoes, then they would have to pay the shoe rental.

It will have to follow all the same laundry rules as an actor.


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For Tartuffe and Enemy - you might want to list the translator, as these were not written in English - unless you want the original language. 

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Self-Promotion / Re: Weird life transition
« on: Aug 16, 2016, 02:33 pm »
Listen, after 12 years of being a resident something at regional theaters, jumping into the freelance world at the age of 40 was simply the best career/life decision I could have made.  All of a sudden I was able to pick and choose projects based on my wants, needs, career goals.  Yes, my pocket book hurt for a bit . . . but I think I have sort of ended up okay.  You need to bet big to win big.


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The Hardline / Re: Calling a show for heat
« on: Aug 14, 2016, 12:49 am »
well, when it ceases to be safe . . .

if the deputy says we aren't doing it . . .

these are all times to get AEA and your GM in involved.

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