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Welcome aboard!

Introductions / Re: It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood
« on: Apr 24, 2019, 06:13 pm »
Welcome aboard!

Are there any companies that you have gone back to a number of times? If so, you could include your supervisors/etc from those positions, and then have the more complete list on your resume. If you have those as several examples from your career experience, and more details in your cover letter/resume/interview to flesh things out, that should give them a good idea of what your experience is without listing 50 shows.

I had to do the same thing when applying for my current position- fitting a theatrical-style resume into a traditional work history web form is a pain! I chose a couple of examples, and then included freelance PM work and events work as different positions, since they use different skills. I really tried to tailor my experience to the job posting, so if you have any experience that really lines up with what they are looking for, those might also be good shows to use for this web form.

Good luck!

Employment / Re: resume format
« on: Apr 23, 2019, 07:34 pm »
I have two resumes- one that is mostly a list of productions, and another in a more "narrative" format that lists jobs held, dates, and responsibilities that were associated with the positions. I include my stage management experience as one "job" on this resume, but the responsibilities listed with it are more detailed.

Depending on what kind of job you are applying for, you could create a resume that best fits. For stage management positions, I usually send the "list" format, and for other positions the "narrative" format. Or you could do a combination. For a while I had a "Related Experience" section on the list resume, which had a production management/special events positions.

Introductions / Re: Thrilled to be Part of this Community
« on: Apr 18, 2019, 06:56 am »
Welcome aboard!

Stage Management: Other / Re: Tips for Outdoor theatre
« on: Apr 12, 2019, 09:52 pm »
There are a couple of good threads on this- here's one. You can do a search for "outdoor theatre" (in the upper right-hand corner of the page), or look at the bottom of this page, where it will suggest some related topics.

My number one tip is to stay hydrated! :)

Can you videotape movement sections? To notate it, can you create "landmarks" for yourself within the section?

Introductions / Re: Hello from Essex
« on: Jan 23, 2019, 02:05 pm »
Hello and welcome, Coral! Sounds like you have your hands full- I would imagine Legally Blonde would keep you pretty busy.

Introductions / Re: Introduction!
« on: Jan 23, 2019, 02:04 pm »
Welcome aboard, Alyssa! I hope you post about your experiences with Seven.

Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: Jan 23, 2019, 02:03 pm »
Hi and welcome, Kaylyn! There are a lot of great posts over on the Students and Novices board that might be helpful to you. Take a look around- there are a ton of useful threads on the board.

Theater Alliance is in need of a non-AEA ASM for BLOOD AT THE ROOT, directed by Raymond Caldwell.

Rehearsals begin 1/22.
Tech begins 2/17.
Previews begin 2/23.
Performances run 3/1 to 3/24. Please note that there are some student matinee performances.

This is a paid position. If you are interested/available, please email a resume to maribeth AT theateralliance DOT com.

Introductions / Re: Hello from South Korea
« on: Jan 01, 2019, 10:58 am »
Welcome! And happy new year to you too.

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Minneapolis
« on: Dec 28, 2018, 03:16 pm »
Welcome aboard! And congrats on making the leap.

Uploaded Forms / Re: Spike Matrix
« on: Dec 15, 2018, 08:54 pm »
I'm not Marcie but might be able to answer your question. You can use it to recreate your spikes in any space you're in. So you can make your spike matrix (or spike chart or spike list) in the rehearsal room- in this case it's measured from down center, so you measure how far upstage your spike is, and then how far SL or SR. Then when you move to stage, you can re-spike exactly the same as you had in the rehearsal hall. Or, if it's a touring show, you can recreate your spikes quickly and efficiently in every venue.

The other way I've seen it done is by triangulation. You put a screw into the floor on the plaster line 10' SR of center and 10' SL of center. Hook a tape measure onto each screw and measure out your spikes where the tape measures meet. You'll end up with two measurements per spike, a SL and a SR measurement. Do the same wherever you're taping out. It's fast and exact, and doesn't need anyone to hold onto the other end of each tape measure.

Employment / Re: Sources for job listings
« on: Nov 29, 2018, 09:54 pm »
Here's a thread with a number of job websites.

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