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Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / CALLING: Rail cues
« on: Jun 12, 2016, 03:03 pm »
Hi everyone!
Quick question. I'm working with rails for the first time and I'm not sure how to call them. I know you bring the rails in and take them out, so when you call the cues do you recommend saying stuff like "Standby Rail 5 In" and "Rail 5 Go", or do you think it's a waste of time to say if they're coming in or out? What have you found to be necessary when calling rails?

Edited to add topic tag- Maribeth

Students and Novice Stage Managers / Good Reads
« on: Apr 24, 2013, 10:53 am »
I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for good books to read on stage management, lighting, sound, set design, basically anything involving the tech side of theatre.  I'm trying to educate myself as much as possible so when I will be as best prepared as I can for hands on experience I will get in the future.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know!  I know a lot involving theatre you learn from actually doing, but I would love to be as well read in the subject as I can.

Rachael Baciocco

Stage Management: Other / Dance competitions
« on: Apr 16, 2013, 12:52 pm »

I have some friends who are really into dance and they go to competitions several weekends every month.  I went with them a few times, and I have to say that I love the slightly chaotic, fast paced atmosphere.  I had the opportunity to talk to a stage manager for a few minutes about it, but I didn't get to ask many questions because the whole event is always so go-go-go.  Has anyone ever stage managed a dance competition before?  I thought I would look into it because it seems like it would be a good, different experience to add to my resume.  How can I go about this?  Is it a good idea?  What are your thoughts on the subject?  Thanks for reading!

Rachael Baciocco

College and Graduate Studies / Is college a necessity?
« on: Mar 21, 2013, 11:11 am »

So I have been thinking a lot about my future in theatre, and as of right now I am almost 100% set on being a stage manager.  I have absolutely LOVED everything I have done with stage management so far, and I think I would really enjoy doing it for the rest of my life.  In another post, I was tring to find the right school to go to for stage management, but I was wondering if going to school and majoring in it is actually necessary.  From what I've seen and heard, the best way to really learn and study stage management is through experience.  Is that true?  So if I didn't go to school for it and I just started out stage managing or working my way up through a theatre to eventually stage manage a production, would I end up learning the same things?  Or would I miss a lot of information if I didn't go to school and learn about it at a college?  I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to pursue this career by going to school or if I just want to go out and see what happens.  I already have several people who said they would never hesitate to write me a recommendation letter, including the artistic director of a local theatre, a college professor, and the directors I have worked with, so I am off to a decent start I think, especially considered I was never actually taught how to stage manage, I just learned from books and research.  I just need to hear other stage managers' thoughts on this decision.  So what are your thoughts?  School?   Major in Stage Management?  Just go for it?  Any opinion is welcome! =)

Rachael Baciocco

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