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Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Rehearsal Reports
« on: Oct 22, 2015, 01:40 pm »
How about flipping the question around?  Instead of asking for an ETA, I often will present a specific time line request (ei: Is it possible to have the show-swords in the rehearsal hall by Wed, when we will be holding our next session with the fight choreographer?).

I agree with Beatr79- providing a reason for why you need something by X date is always more helpful than what could appear to be an arbitrary due date. It's a perfectly reasonable request to ask for the swords for rehearsal with the fight choreographer, while just asking for a "timeline" on the swords without really explaining why you want to know could be misconstrued as micromanaging.

That makes a lot of sense, thank you both!

Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Rehearsal Reports
« on: Oct 22, 2015, 10:47 am »
Thank you all for the responses! It's all super helpful. I will PM those who offered examples.

I have one more specific question: What is the best way to ask for an ETA on something? I've gotten feedback to say something like "Do we have an ETA on (desired thing)?" or "How soon on the schedule is (desired thing)?" But both feel a bit awkward to me.

Students and Novice Stage Managers / Rehearsal Reports
« on: Oct 18, 2015, 03:00 pm »
I recently got feedback from the professor who oversees the student SMs that my rehearsal reports need to be more detailed. He proceeded to email me three examples from another student SM. While I love getting that kind of feedback, and recognize that the other student SM writes pretty good reports, I feel like I need more variety to learn from -- not just the work of one person. Is there anyone out there willing to share their own examples?

(If this post belongs in a different place, feel free to move it. I'm still pretty new to the site, sorry.)

Introductions / Still pretty new
« on: Sep 30, 2015, 12:15 pm »
Hi all! My name is Jace.

I am a junior theatre major at University of Vermont, though I grew up in California. I'm currently working on my fifth show SMing, all have been high school/college level so far. I fell in love with stage managing my senior year of high school, and entered college hoping to stage manage professionally.

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