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Introductions / Re: Just Found SM Network - Yay me!
« Last post by Mac Calder on Nov 20, 2022, 06:56 am »
Introductions / Re: Just Found SM Network - Yay me!
« Last post by VSM on Nov 19, 2022, 10:41 am »
Sounds like you've made a great start!
Best of Everything!
Introductions / Just Found SM Network - Yay me!
« Last post by MeliCotton on Nov 17, 2022, 05:06 pm »
Hi, I have no formal theatrical education, but I was thrown into stage management and have done my best to learn this crazy job. About 10 years ago I began working on church youth musicals. This is where I learned design sets, create a prompt book, call a show, program and run lights, and keep track of up to 30 youth at a time. Last year I even directed the youth musical, GODSPELL. Seven years ago I started working with my local community theatre along with my husband; he specializes in sound and special effects. Together we are the team most directors want for high tech plays and especially musicals. This coming February I'll be retiring from my day job and plan to focus more on stage management and light design and that's why I'm here. I'm always looking for tips and tricks and ways that I can improve at what I do.
Introductions / Re: here to learn!
« Last post by VSM on Oct 25, 2022, 10:37 am »
Welcome Aboard Megan!
There is a treasure trove of wealth within these pages...
Happy Hunting!
Introductions / Re: here to learn!
« Last post by Maribeth on Oct 24, 2022, 09:32 pm »
Hi and welcome, Megan!
Introductions / here to learn!
« Last post by MellowMegan on Oct 24, 2022, 06:30 pm »
The welcome message recommended I make a post to introduce myself and here I am! I am a University student and my professor recommended joining SMNetwork as a resource.
College and Graduate Studies / KCACTF
« Last post by maximillionx on Oct 23, 2022, 07:47 pm »
Hey folx!

I'm posting a call for feedback from anyone who has experiences with KCACTF (the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival).

The festival for 2023 is well into the planning stages (in person, yay!!!) and I'm hoping to hear about what you thought of the festival...
Did you go?
Any great workshops?
What did you think of the feedback, if you competed?
Was there a barrier to you going?
Did you decide not to attend for some reason?

And for any professionals out there:
Have you ever served as an SM Respondent?
What do you prioritize when you've given feedback for students?

Thanks everyone!
Introductions / Re: Here to learn
« Last post by VSM on Oct 15, 2022, 10:12 am »
Welcome Aboard!
Introductions / Here to learn
« Last post by MissAya on Oct 11, 2022, 11:37 pm »
Hi!! I'm a student still debating whether or not I want to study stage management. I've been part of crew for high school stuff, but I'm really just here to learn as much as I can for the next production I jump into. I'm glad to have found this site!!
Tools of the Trade / Re: Samsung Tablet for Prompt/Cues
« Last post by Mac Calder on Sep 10, 2022, 11:15 pm »
I tend to find that a tablet is not the best for marking up documents - I don't SM traditional theatre much any more, but I do undertake many similar tasks in my day to day - including marking up of construction documents, documenting meetings etc. Paper is still the best when it comes to  markups that need to be done quickly and accurately. Where a tablet comes in really handy is for all that stuff you may need to quickly reference.

OneNote  is excellent for pretty much everything you would traditionally keep in the front of your bible - it can also be shared with password protected sections - so you could make it generally available and then lock specific sections for just you - or your SM team for example.

My tablet is at work, so I will check Monday to see what one I use, but an app that lets you annotate over PDF's and photos is really handy. - the ability to take a quick photo and then draw some quick arrows on it and send it through along with a request is really handy... or even just for keeping notes yourself.
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