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HIRING: what employers look at
« on: Jul 23, 2005, 12:53 pm »
I think that the origional post had to do with an internship or some early career move.  You know, I do think that is legit for someone coming only out of education experience to ask to present a calling script, sample paperwork from a show.

But you know, as I have looked over paperwork it's not so much the style of paperwork I begin to look at it - I love to look at someones rehearsal or performance reports and see how they look at the show.  (I grimace when someone has a complete rehearsal report with nothing to report - NOTHING - IN 4 - 8 hours NOTHING happened to put on a report.)  In the end the pretty form, the clean calling script, etc, etc, only shows how much you prepare.  (Like asking an actor to bring in a monologue they have been rehearsing for four years.)  But it will always be in the interview where the make or break happens.  I think the 85% of stage management can not be shown on paper.  (Or 95% or maybe 99.9%)

Experience is what is key to this job (why all things being equal, I will take the more experience stage manager.)
« Last Edit: Jun 08, 2009, 10:22 pm by PSMKay »
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