03 - Crew Responsibilities - page 2

CREW RESPONSIBILITIES (continued)
Assisting the Director:
1.
call all lighting, sound, and sound effects cues, (should call them from the first rehearsal when possible);
2.
take all blocking notation (advise the director of blocking errors during rehearsal);
3.
begin and end rehearsals;
4.
make careful notes of where props are placed off stage or discovered on stage using the pre-set
diagram/list;
5.
spike all set pieces (the set pieces should be in the same place during each rehearsal); and
6.
time the show as running rehearsals begin. Keep the director apprised of the timing of each act.
Working with the Technical Director:
1.
discuss cue calling sequence and head set etiquette;
2.
discuss Level Set with Lighting Designer and Director on setting cues;
3.
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.
Rehearsal Calls:
1.
arrive fifteen (15) minutes prior to sweep the stage and arrange set and props; and
2.
prepare a work area for yourself.
End of Rehearsal:
1.
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
2.
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.
Other Duties:
1.
tape stage floor at the start of rehearsal process in conjunction with the TD and the ASMs;
2.
follow the direction of the Box Office Manager as to cue to begin performance as well as after
intermission;
3.
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
4.
always talk with the director if you have questions or concerns.
Material cited and edited from:
Stage Management
by Lawrence Stern
See attached forms for: 1) Performance Report; and 2) Rehearsal Report
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