CREW RESPONSIBILITIES (continued)
Assisting the Director:
call all lighting, sound, and sound effects cues, (should call them from the first rehearsal when possible);
take all blocking notation (advise the director of blocking errors during rehearsal);
begin and end rehearsals;
make careful notes of where props are placed off stage or discovered on stage using the pre-set
spike all set pieces (the set pieces should be in the same place during each rehearsal); and
time the show as running rehearsals begin. Keep the director apprised of the timing of each act.
Working with the Technical Director:
discuss cue calling sequence and head set etiquette;
discuss Level Set with Lighting Designer and Director on setting cues;
prepare Prompt Book with lighting, sound, and sound effects cues noted before first Technical Rehearsals;
and determine which ASMs shall be “headset ASMs” on SL or SR.
arrive fifteen (15) minutes prior to sweep the stage and arrange set and props; and
prepare a work area for yourself.
End of Rehearsal:
the Stage Manager gives specifics for the next call, costume calls, etc. it is not enough to pose pertinent
information. It must also be given face-to-face; and
it is appropriate for the Stage Manager to give any notes to the actors on issues after the director’s notes
or whatever Director/Stage Manager agree is best.
tape stage floor at the start of rehearsal process in conjunction with the TD and the ASMs;
follow the direction of the Box Office Manager as to cue to begin performance as well as after
oversee all backstage activities during the run of the show including the call of cues to lighting, sound,
sound effects, follow-spot, stage, and lift operators; and
always talk with the director if you have questions or concerns.
Material cited and edited from:
by Lawrence Stern
See attached forms for: 1) Performance Report; and 2) Rehearsal Report