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Festival Stage Management
« on: May 13, 2013, 06:30 pm »
So looking for a bit of advice, I am PMing a multidisciplinary performance festival and have to draft up a list of questions that the companies our in house stage manager need to answer for her to start getting a scope of what their needs are (most are fairly tech-illiterate). Any suggestions? (Besides the obvious send us a script or video of rehearsal!)

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated! (Also my SM is not local and no companies have requested any rehearsals so she will not be present during any rehearsals just tech and performances!)
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Re: Festival Stage Management
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 10:56 pm »
When I managed a similar situation, here were the bare-bones questions we emailed them before tech. Maybe some of them would help?

List any set pieces/props that will be set onstage during the transition into your show.
List any set pieces/props that will be brought onstage during your show.
How many sound cues are you planning to have?
Any any actors entering from the house?
Will you be needing any crew assistance (scene changes, prop handoffs, costume changes)?

We also timed each piece during tech and noted that.
I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre and it is the place where one dares the least. -Ionesco

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Re: Festival Stage Management
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 06:57 pm »
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Re: Festival Stage Management
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 09:28 pm »
Thanks you guys are amazing!
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