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The Hardline / Re: Rehearsals on preview days
« Last post by loebtmc on Jan 13, 2020, 02:09 am »
Correct. If there is audience, esp paying audience, it is a performance.

And yes, you can have rehearsals on preview days as long as you stay within your span of day, span of week, and include your 1-1/2 hrs before half hour for each performance.
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The Green Room / YSM2020 - it's the year of the stage manager
« Last post by loebtmc on Jan 13, 2020, 02:07 am »
Not sure if this is the right group so please move if necessary
ALL SMs from all fields, please join us on our new FB page celebrating 2020, The Year of the Stage Manager!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/709114496283521/?fref=mentions
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The Hardline / Re: AEA handbook SPT new rule book
« Last post by RuthNY on Jan 11, 2020, 09:28 am »
Are you having trouble accessing it?  PM me your email address, please.
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The Hardline / AEA handbook SPT new rule book
« Last post by mizi5620 on Jan 10, 2020, 04:47 pm »
Could someone email me the new SPT rule book that started in 2019?
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The Hardline / Re: Rehearsals on preview days
« Last post by EFMcMullen on Jan 09, 2020, 10:24 pm »
If tickets are sold it is a performance, regardless of if it is called a "preview". 
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The Hardline / Rehearsals on preview days
« Last post by mizi5620 on Jan 09, 2020, 04:01 pm »
We are on an SPT 4 contract I am unclear if previews count as rehearsals or performances

I know that on one performance days you can schedule a 5 hour rehearsal if there is a 2 hour break before curtain but is that rule true for a preview or could I schedule a rehearsal to go from 5-10 with a preview at 7:30 as long as I give the actors a half hour?
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Introductions / Re: Merry Christmas, I'm Rosemary!
« Last post by Michelle R. Wood on Dec 26, 2019, 08:37 pm »
Merry Christmas Rosemary, thanks for chiming in and sharing your experience. Another great find for all SMs at this time of year: tree light switches are great for use at a board when you don't have anything else (and they're made to be extra long for reaching outside lights or the top of Christmas trees, which is a bonus).
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The Green Room / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAY
« Last post by PSMKay on Dec 26, 2019, 03:31 am »
Belated thanks. Hope those who celebrate Xmas enjoyed it with welcoming families of their choice.
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Introductions / Merry Christmas, I'm Rosemary!
« Last post by Rosie on Dec 25, 2019, 05:17 pm »
Hiya folx!

My name is Rosemary, I'm a senior undergrad at University of Washington specializing in stage management! I've only been SMing for a year, but it's quickly become my everything. I seem to have accidentally started specializing in new works - at least half of the productions I've been on are brand new plays.
I'll be graduating fall of 2020, so right now I'm hunting down internships all across the nation and looking at a handful of grad schools. Feel free to drop any advice about career building, resume making, shadowing, grad school, and interviewing - I'm always looking for more information!

And here's a fun tip I learned from an LD once: If you're in a space that doesn't have cue lights and you need one - rig up a bulb (clamp light, christmas lights, etc) to an extension cord and run it to a power strip in the booth. Then, you can use the switch on the power strip like a switch for any other cue light! I've used this in at least two productions, and it's come up on several more.

Happy holidays!
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The Green Room / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAY
« Last post by Maribeth on Dec 25, 2019, 01:19 pm »
Happy birthday!!
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