Author Topic: Stage Management Prompt Book Archive for Research  (Read 3443 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

mkerickson3

  • Tourist
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
  • Experience: College/Graduate
Stage Management Prompt Book Archive for Research
« on: Nov 08, 2015, 06:53 pm »
Hi there! I am grateful for this form and all the rich experience that dwells within it.  As a student stage manager, it is great to hear that even the professionals experience some of the very same problems I do.

Here's one I cannot seem to find a solution to.  I am working on some research relating to rehearsal process.  I would like to review pompt books from some original shows.  Is there any organization that contains these books.  I tried looking in Lincoln Center and NYPL for the Performing Arts with not luck.  I will be sure to call them tomorrow.  Any advice or assistance would be great!

Thanks!

Michael

SMMeade

  • SM Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 117
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
  • Affiliations: AEA
  • Current Gig: Asst. Company Manager, HVSF
  • Experience: Professional
Re: Stage Management Prompt Book Archive for Research
« Reply #1 on: Nov 08, 2015, 09:51 pm »
My alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College, has a few prompt books in their archives that were donated. I can't remember which shows, but if you contact Mary Brown at the library you might be able to arrange to come in and see them.

RuthNY

  • BTDT Editors
  • *****
  • Posts: 506
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
  • Affiliations: AEA Eastern Region Stage Manager Councilor, Chair of the National Stock Committee
  • Current Gig: SWEENEY TODD
  • Experience: Professional
Re: Stage Management Prompt Book Archive for Research
« Reply #2 on: Nov 09, 2015, 02:17 pm »
Can you be more specific about your "research relating to rehearsal process?"  Prompt books may not be what you actually need, and this community would be happy to help guide you, if you could be more specific.

Hi there! I am grateful for this form and all the rich experience that dwells within it.  As a student stage manager, it is great to hear that even the professionals experience some of the very same problems I do.

Here's one I cannot seem to find a solution to.  I am working on some research relating to rehearsal process.  I would like to review pompt books from some original shows.  Is there any organization that contains these books.  I tried looking in Lincoln Center and NYPL for the Performing Arts with not luck.  I will be sure to call them tomorrow.  Any advice or assistance would be great!

Thanks!

Michael

« Last Edit: Nov 09, 2015, 07:39 pm by RuthNY »
"Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you."
--Alan Alda

MarcieA

  • Permanent Resident
  • *****
  • Posts: 371
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
  • Affiliations: AEA, AGMA, SMA
  • Current Gig: PSM, Lake George Dinner Theatre/Tri Cities Opera
  • Experience: Professional
Re: Stage Management Prompt Book Archive for Research
« Reply #3 on: Nov 18, 2015, 12:01 pm »
I second what Ruth said. I'm wondering, from your question, if you're actually looking for compare and contrast information on how new plays/musicals rehearse versus existing or established shows? I work on a lot of new musicals, and would be happy to answer questions if that's what you mean.
Companions whom I loved and still love, tell them my song.

mkerickson3

  • Tourist
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
  • Experience: College/Graduate
Re: Stage Management Prompt Book Archive for Research
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 12:30 pm »
I am researching rehearsal structure, practices, organization, and process for play with particularly difficult subject matter, i.e. How I Learned to Drive, Pretty, Pretty, or, That Rape Play, The Normal Heart, Angels in America So I would want to look at rehearsal and production reports, schedules, etc

RuthNY

  • BTDT Editors
  • *****
  • Posts: 506
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
  • Affiliations: AEA Eastern Region Stage Manager Councilor, Chair of the National Stock Committee
  • Current Gig: SWEENEY TODD
  • Experience: Professional
Re: Stage Management Prompt Book Archive for Research
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 03:28 pm »
Have you researched theatres that have done these plays, and have you contacted their Production Managers or Artistic Directors?

I am researching rehearsal structure, practices, organization, and process for play with particularly difficult subject matter, i.e. How I Learned to Drive, Pretty, Pretty, or, That Rape Play, The Normal Heart, Angels in America So I would want to look at rehearsal and production reports, schedules, etc
"Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you."
--Alan Alda

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
108 Replies
58947 Views
Last post Oct 12, 2019, 10:25 am
by DiploMattOnline
9 Replies
8342 Views
Last post Oct 01, 2016, 04:16 pm
by Kirstpsm
11 Replies
6860 Views
Last post Oct 16, 2007, 01:41 am
by Celeste_SM