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Employment / low stipend what to do
« on: Feb 25, 2019, 02:57 am »
I was recently offered an SM job for a 7 week contract. The stipend offered was $200-$500 and no housing. 

I would be commuting an hour for rehearsals so I asked about the possibility of a higher stipend. I just heard back that they cannot offer a higher stipend and that they couldn't hire me. I am unsure what to do.

 If I offer to do the position for less then what I asked for I will lose money but since I have mostly worked for one company I am concerned with expanding my resume and am not currently booked for those weeks.

Does anyone have advice on if I should walk away from the opportunity or email back and say I can do it for less?

Tools of the Trade / Re: Favorite Bag
« on: Feb 17, 2019, 06:44 pm »

These emergency kit bags are a good option. They have tons of pockets and removable parts.

How about for staged readings? Is there a standard for that?

Employment / Sources for job listings
« on: Nov 29, 2018, 08:30 pm »
Does anyone have any recommendations for where to find job listings (for SM, ASM, run crew, overhire etc.)

I've been lucky enough to get most of my jobs since graduation through a chain of connections so I'm not super familiar with where to look for listings.


I've been ASM before but this is my first SM gig so I have a bunch of questions about tech.

1. Can someone walk me through what my role is during a spacing rehearsal?
2. I know I need to do a safety walk of the theater what all should I make sure to point out?
3. Can someone walk me through running a cue to cue/wet tech

Any other advice would be greatly appriciated

Edited to add topic tag- Maribeth

The Hardline / AEA breaks during run throughs?
« on: Sep 23, 2018, 01:41 pm »
Im working with a director who thinks that we don't have to take breaks during run throughs in rehearsal. We are on a SPT 3 contract. I cant find any rule that says that. Our show runs an hour 45 with no intermission and we have AEA actors who never leave the stage. We arent in tech yet so these aren't dress rehearsal runs.
Does anyone know if there is a rule that allows us to not take breaks during runs?

The Hardline / Re: AEA Deputy selection process
« on: Sep 03, 2018, 11:30 pm »
If your a non AEA stage manager your supposed to leave the room too right? Do you just have the actors let you know who was elected?

The Hardline / deputy packet and other AEA paperwork
« on: Sep 03, 2018, 11:22 pm »
Im a non AEA Stage manager working on an AEA show. I cant seem to find the document library on the AEA website to download the paperwork I need for the actors (and for me)

Does anyone know where to find the deputy packet and other documents?

Can you also walk me through what paperwork I need to print out/ submit?

Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Line Runs
« on: Sep 02, 2018, 10:38 pm »
Any advice for running a rehearsal to help actors learn lines during the first week?

Im working on a new play so we are printing scripts for actors. Should these be single or double sided?

At all the theaters I have worked at the TD has made the tech and load in schedule. I was asked to make one for the production I am working on. HELP how do you do that?

Edited to add topic tag - Maribeth

Hi I'm a fairly new SM here. The props designer on the show I'm working on just asked me for a rehearsal scene breakdown. I've made a character scene breakdown and have a rehearsal schedule but she is wanting to know what scenes we will be working on when. How does one go about creating that? Is that something the director and I would create together?

Edited to add topic tag- Maribeth

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