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COMMUNICATION: Taking over a show
« on: Feb 23, 2007, 11:37 am »
I am about to take over calling a show.  I am currently composing a list of questions for the departing Stage Manager to make sure I get as much needed information out of her as possible.  Just wanted to pick the collective stage management brain:

Aside from having her explain her book/cues/notes/needs and quarks of the cast and crew, introduce me to the various scenic/sound/lighting/video/etc elements, give me keys/copy codes, and tell me how I go about getting batteries, what other questions should I ask?  What should I be on the look out for?

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Re: Taking over a show
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2007, 05:18 pm »
Emergency procedures - what you're responsible for in an evacuation/fire alarm/bomb threat/whatever.

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Re: Taking over a show
« Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2007, 04:19 pm »
What policies/expectations are regarding Show Stops.
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Re: Taking over a show
« Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 2007, 07:23 am »
You may be interested in reading this this topic about handing over a show.  It has some tips for the SM who is handing off the show, which you may find applicable. 

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Re: Taking over a show
« Reply #4 on: Mar 05, 2007, 09:51 pm »
Hi, Nora.  How did this end up going for you?  I'd be interested to hear about your progress since we last talked, especially since someone linked you to my post on a similar topic.  What have you learned about the takeover process from this experience?

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Re: Taking over a show
« Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2007, 10:37 am »
Are you allowed to shadow her for a while to just watch what it is all about. 
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