In Stage Management, the skills that will be measured are:
An understanding the stage manager’s role and specific responsibilities
An understanding of the purpose and value of a production book
The ability to organize stage management ideas, products, and choices that support a realized production.
1. Only one entrant may be involved in the presentation. No collaborations are permitted.
2. The entrant’s presentation must be from a realized production.
3. The entrant must prepare a presentation no longer than 8 minutes (with an additional 4-minute Q&A) summarizing the work with connections to concept, collaboration, and design decision making. The overall presentation and Q&A should not exceed 12 minutes
4. Entrants should:
• Approach the process as if he or she is interviewing for a college stage management program or a job
• Discuss a realized production either in their middle or high school program or a community or professional theatre
• Articulate the role of the stage manager/stage management process in the focused production
• Address the collaborative process with cast, crew, director and production team
• Effectively communicate an understanding of the stage manager’s role as it relates to the focused production
• Show personality and style
• Exhibit consistency, clarity, and organization.
A production book (a binder containing components of the stage management promptbook and paperwork used to perform responsibilities) should include but is not limited to:
• Prompt script including blocking and all technical cues such as lights, sound, deck, etc.
This may be broken into two scripts.
• Examples of contact sheet, cast list, rehearsal schedule, props list, sound and lighting cue sheets.
• A written statement of the director’s artistic concept of the production that includes a discussion of the theme and how the theme was executed.