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carcrazy674

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PEOPLE: Footloose
« on: Dec 19, 2006, 01:01 pm »
Im a SR in high school and am stage managing the spring musical of footloose. i just finished the run of frankenstein. anyone have any good pointers to make footlose the best it can be? with this being me last high school test i want it to be the best.

also i have a student director who i know i am going to butt heads with. she is very power hungery. i dont want to go to my director cause she has way to many stresses as it is and i can deal with it on my own. what i need to know is do i let her get away with thses things or call her on it?
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Re: Footloose
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2006, 02:37 pm »
You'll make it the best it can be, just by doing your usual best.

I just joined the board. I'm just wondering what's happened so far with your situation. Have you been able to establish a rapport with her? Has she figured out that you are there to support her in what she's doing?

It can be very difficult to reassure a novice director that theater is a team effort, not a competition. No matter how self-assured she may appear, it is probably a cover for serious self-doubt. You may have to point out places where she is overstepping bounds, but I'm sure you'll find a way to do it that reassures her that you are working WITH her, not against her to make this the best production ever.

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Im a SR in high school and am stage managing the spring musical of footloose. i just finished the run of frankenstein. anyone have any good pointers to make footlose the best it can be? with this being me last high school test i want it to be the best.

also i have a student director who i know i am going to butt heads with. she is very power hungery. i dont want to go to my director cause she has way to many stresses as it is and i can deal with it on my own. what i need to know is do i let her get away with thses things or call her on it?
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Re: Footloose
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2006, 08:08 pm »
Unfortunately in a high school theatre setting that can be a big problem. Since none of us are getting paid, theres less of a reason to be professional. As SMs we generally hold everyone together, i can see how a student director can beome power hungry. I guess the best thing to do would be to acknowledge whats shes doing and have her do the same of you. Its not like your gunning for the same position. Once she realizes that your only there to end up making her life a helluva lot easier, it should go smoothly. Good luck.

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