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Employment / Re: Health insurance
« on: Jan 03, 2019, 12:10 pm »
We recently had to get a health insurance plan for my husband who has started his own company.  He's always worked for a company before and had insurance through them.  We used (no "m" at the end) to find an insurance plan that worked in terms of coverage and price.  You might check it out; it's anonymous.

Introductions / Re: Another "Texas" greeting
« on: Jul 29, 2013, 01:26 am »
Howdy from Central Texas!

Introductions / Re: Howdy from Texas!
« on: Jul 15, 2013, 02:07 am »

I used/am using Google Drive for a lot of production related things with the musical I am currently SM'ing.  I used it to create a costume measurement form that the actors could fill out on their own or that I could fill out when I measured them at rehearsal.  The data can then be translated to spreadsheet form that the costume designer can access.  It will also serve as a way to collect measurements in one place and create a database of sorts that can be accessed by the costume designer for upcoming shows.

I also used a form as a rehearsal sign in "sheet".  Actors stopped by the stage management table as they arrived, clicked on their name and clicked submit.  This can be accessed by me or the director as a spreadsheet, complete with time stamp to show arrival time.  Other documents include prop lists, light cues, contact sheet, conflict info, cast and crew agreements, sign ups, cleaning rotations, ground plans, rehearsal reports, etc.

The theatre uses Google calendar to post rehearsal times.  The calendar is imbedded into the theatre's website so that it can be checked online at any time.  I have access to it and can add, delete, or change times and dates which will be immediately reflected on the theatre's website calendar.

This theatre doesn't usually use Google Drive or Sites to create/store information, but it has worked well for this production.  I have learned to check the "include text in email" box every time I email something from Drive, though, because some people don't have a gmail account and don't want to make one or are just more likely to actually read what's been sent if they don't have to go to a separate site.

My first thought was, "Text on the left" because that's the way I was taught.  But then I realized that as a directing student, I was taught from a blocking perspective, and that a call script might indeed have text on the right.  I've always done it that way, so it'll probably stay that way for me. 

I am also right-handed, so it is easier for me to quickly write in blocking on the right hand, blank page.  And it makes more sense to my brain to write cues to the left of the script as well.  I also like to keep everything in the same book.

Introductions / Howdy from Texas!
« on: Jul 11, 2013, 01:39 pm »
Greetings from the Lone Star State!  I have an MFA in Directing, but I also stage manage.  I'm not currently doing either professionally or as a main source of income; I teach, which allows me to pick and choose what shows I want to do at theatres around my area.  So far this year, I have directed a show and am currently SM'ing a musical.  I'm here to brush up on my skills and learn some new ones as well as to read about the experiences of others.   :)

I'm wanting to create an online audition form for our theatre's website that will accept attachments (resumes) and jpgs (head shots) and generate something that I can access online or print out.  As I am doing this in my spare time and on my own (with the theatre's blessing), I need it to be free to me.  Any suggestions? 

P.S. Does anyone know if you can set up Google Forms to accept attachments?  That would actually solve my problem!

Post Merge: Jul 09, 2013, 04:19 am
Since I've posted this, I have learned how to create a "fillable form" in Word.  I plan to email the form to scheduled auditionees and have them attach their head shot and resume when they email the completed form back.  I'll throw all of that into a Google Drive document so that each person will have a document with form, head shot, and resume all in one place.  I'll put all of the documents in one folder for the director so that when the person comes into the audition space, she can open up that person's document and see it all.  She can even take notes in the document. 

Any other suggestions welcome, too, though!!

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