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The Hardline / Showcase Code--6 Consecutive Days
« on: Jun 09, 2013, 04:58 pm »
Hi all,
I'm working a showcase code this summer and I've run into a question regarding the work week.

We open July 12 and run two F S Su weekends. Currently, July 8-11 are our tech dates, with July 7 off. This gives us 7 days in a row of rehearsal & performance. Section 12(G) of the Code states:
"There shall be one full day off after every six days of rehearsal and/or performance."
Director says we're allowed 7 days of consecutive work, provided there is a full day off on either end, but I cannot find any clause permitting this. It'd certainly be helpful, and it makes sense for tech week, but I want to find the rule before I schedule that week.

Any insight?

Tools of the Trade / Arc Customizable Notebooks
« on: Jun 20, 2011, 03:25 pm »
Hey all--
I was at Staples today to pick up a new notebook, and was incredibly excited to see these notebooks and their accessories sitting next to my typical standbys:

It's a new brand of notebook that uses disks rather than spiral bindings, and you can purchase all sorts of types of paper (to do lists, graph paper, project progress sheets, etc) as well as dividers and pockets, to customize the notebook to suit your project. There's even an insert with post-it flags of varying colors and sizes! While I can't see this holding a script just yet, it could be a really convenient way to organize all the other papers/to-do lists, etc, in one place based solely on your own preferences.

Check them out!

Beautiful descriptions of the job and some specific moments in his career in the Obit. 

Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / CALLING: Grouping Standbys
« on: Oct 29, 2009, 11:53 am »
Hey everyone!

I'm currently working on a production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.  There are many occasions when I have to call standbys for 2 or 3 each light and sound cues at a time.  I have tried to group my standby Qs with as few per call as possible, but sometimes I am in standby for 7 or 8 cues at once.  I've been grouping standbys by department and calling them "standby LXQ 48-50 & SQ R4-S2", but I'm wondering if there is an efficient way to indicate how many Qs are between LXQ48 and 50--because I have a 48.5, and 49.3 through 49.6.

Any input?  I'm not having an issue with my current method but I'm curious as to how other people would call this.

Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / PEOPLE: The Chatty SM
« on: Feb 12, 2009, 08:52 am »
I've been putting off posting this, hoping things would get better, but they haven't.

I'm currently one of two ASMs on a college show.  The SM and Director are both students.  I have the least experience of the 3 on the SM team, the other ASM has the most--but the SM is older and therefore got the SM spot.  The two of them are wonderful people, we're all pretty good friends, but I just can't stand rehearsing with them.  The director will be trying out a few new stagings, giving blocking notes verbally, and the two of them are texting (another huge issue at my school, but that's a different thread....) or telling stories or gossiping--and then when an actor calls 'line' and I'm writing down the new blocking, both of them look up and get flustered and then the SM says something snide to me like 'you should really be on book you know.'

I just don't know what to do-or if there is anything that could be done--I feel like I'm the only person who is actually working at most rehearsals, like I'm the only one who cares.  Any advice?  So far it hasn't caused any major problems, but I'm worried for tech, when it may prove more disastrous than I'd like to think.

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