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Difference between Assistant Director and SM?
« on: Mar 17, 2007, 07:09 pm »
This may have been already discussed in an earlier thread, but could someone remind me what the general differences are between being an assistant to the director and serving as stage manager?

Should I make a prompt book, etc. etc.

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Re: Difference between Assistant Director and SM?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 17, 2007, 09:41 pm »
what style of performance are you doing?
The assistant director in opera may well notate all the blocking, but i wouldnt expect it in any other artform.
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Re: Difference between Assistant Director and SM?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2007, 12:20 am »
I think that you will find this thread helpful. 

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Re: Difference between Assistant Director and SM?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2007, 10:37 pm »
My AD is in charge of watching blocking and making suggestions to me on the visual.  I'm more a verbal director, and I know that visual is my weakness--so I really depend on AD's suggestions.  I'll also use my AD to run lines with struggling actors or work scenes with them and help them develop their characters.

If we're really behind the rehearsal process, I'll have my AD hold one rehearsal in another room while I do one in the main hall (or vice versa).  Of course, I have to make sure I have another adult present, so I usually call in favors of fellow faculty or offer bribes (show tickets and reserved seats) to get help.
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Re: Difference between Assistant Director and SM?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 12, 2007, 02:17 pm »
My AD sits back during rehearsals and looks at the mechanics of blocking/emotions/ect. Then gives suggestions to the director. An extra set of eyes in the house. :)
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