I'm a TD at the high school I teach at. The school is rather large and we usually get a large # of students to come out and participate in "Stage Crew." Because of our success in the local FREDDY AWARDS (televised local high school theatre awards based on the TONY Awards) we are getting a larger number of students...
I will have approximately 100 students show up to work on all aspects of tech theatre for a show.
I cant have that many!... for various reasons.
My 2 biggest concerns are:
1. By having that many students it becomes crowd control and not educational.
2. Major safety concerns!
Here is the problem... how do I select my stage crew?
What criteria do I base my decisions on?
Are these criteria subjective or objective?
I need to keep a balance of seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshman... because of that, it cant be based on knowledge alone!
I'll take any ideas at this point!