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Uploaded Forms / Re: Scene Shifts
« on: Sep 14, 2015, 06:38 pm »
Here is the scene shift list for the production for Marry Poppins we just completed a few weeks ago.  For some clarification on the set pieces, 1-3 were huge multi-sided platforms & 4-6 were small multi purpose platforms. Red text = flying people and blue text = "magic" aka a lot if invisible string. :)

Last year I was doing Addams Family and Lucas decided that, in a serious moment when he is supposed to be impressing Gomez, his pastimes included training squirrels in the park instead of helping orphans with their homework.  Unfortunately this was not the only improv for this line, despite a talking to by both myself and the director. He also used Wednesdays braids (her hair was about 3 ft. long) as horse reins, "giddy-up"ing her on stage and decided my ASM was waiting too long to open the grand after intermission and took it upon himself to open it for her. When I tried talking to him about it, in as calm and stern a manner as I could, doing my best not to yell at him, he just put up a wall and wouldn't listen. In this case he was on the opposite end of the age scale, 19 and irreproachable. The only thing that got him back on track was telling him that his mentor was in the audience, after that he was a gem.

Is there a better way of handling people with that kind of attitude, any key phrases that will take their walls down?

Introductions / Always ready to learn
« on: Sep 08, 2015, 02:29 am »
I am absolutely thrilled that I found you all!

Hi, my name is Rachael. I'm from a rural area of Northern California and I have been doing comminity theater since before I could walk.  I have stage managed a number of shows but I don't have any formal training. It seems that in my little corner of the world there are varying degrees of standards and expectations, as with all community theaters I'm sure, and I have set out to learn professional industry standards and to be a better SM. We are human after all and there is always room for improvement.

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