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.