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Introductions / A short intro from a new member!
« Last post by caseygibbons on Jan 25, 2020, 03:58 pm »
Hello SM Network,
I am a high school student, born and raised in New York City, who hasn't worked on many shows, but is starting to change that! I have been spending a good amount of my Junior year learning all about stage managing and may other backstage professions. I love all types of musicals and plays and I am a member of the Open Stage Project.
It is an honor to be here and I can't wait to learn!
Casey Gibbons
Introductions / Re: Good Morning SM Network!
« Last post by Michelle R. Wood on Jan 24, 2020, 10:32 am »
Welcome to the forum. The great thing about SMing is that I don't think it matters as much what age you come into it: I didn't really start SMing fulltime (or consider it) until well after college.

I had a director step backwards into an orchestra pit, not once, but twice. He survived both times but it was quite a scare.
Introductions / Hi, Student SM
« Last post by S. West on Jan 22, 2020, 08:56 am »
Hi, I am a highschool SM and this is my first year working on a show in this position. I am super excited to join this community and can't wait to learn more. An interesting fact about me is that I love podcasts (WTNV, Rapidly Rotating Records, etc) and I used to live in Malawi. Thank you for welcoming me.
Introductions / Good Morning SM Network!
« Last post by maddiewagner on Jan 21, 2020, 09:58 am »
Hello all!

I'm so excited to be here. I have been stage managing for about a year now and I plan to pursue it as a career. I got into it a little later than most, but I'm super willing to learn and so excited to SM everything I can.

I am lead SM on Comedy of Errors for the theatre department at my school this semester and I can't wait to start on it.

A story that I have is that last semester while I was ASMing, one of the actors fell off the stage into the lowered pit (12 feet down) and hit the built stairs on his way down. He broke his arm but was still able to participate in the show. Scary, but he is just fine and was a great sport about it.

Thanks in advance for being so welcoming and for this resource!

With Joy,
The Hardline / Re: Rehearsals on preview days
« Last post by loebtmc on Jan 13, 2020, 02:09 am »
Correct. If there is audience, esp paying audience, it is a performance.

And yes, you can have rehearsals on preview days as long as you stay within your span of day, span of week, and include your 1-1/2 hrs before half hour for each performance.
The Green Room / YSM2020 - it's the year of the stage manager
« Last post by loebtmc on Jan 13, 2020, 02:07 am »
Not sure if this is the right group so please move if necessary
ALL SMs from all fields, please join us on our new FB page celebrating 2020, The Year of the Stage Manager!
The Hardline / Re: AEA handbook SPT new rule book
« Last post by RuthNY on Jan 11, 2020, 09:28 am »
Are you having trouble accessing it?  PM me your email address, please.
The Hardline / AEA handbook SPT new rule book
« Last post by mizi5620 on Jan 10, 2020, 04:47 pm »
Could someone email me the new SPT rule book that started in 2019?
The Hardline / Re: Rehearsals on preview days
« Last post by EFMcMullen on Jan 09, 2020, 10:24 pm »
If tickets are sold it is a performance, regardless of if it is called a "preview". 
The Hardline / Rehearsals on preview days
« Last post by mizi5620 on Jan 09, 2020, 04:01 pm »
We are on an SPT 4 contract I am unclear if previews count as rehearsals or performances

I know that on one performance days you can schedule a 5 hour rehearsal if there is a 2 hour break before curtain but is that rule true for a preview or could I schedule a rehearsal to go from 5-10 with a preview at 7:30 as long as I give the actors a half hour?
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