stage management

  1. S

    Cues Based on Blocking

    Hi yall! I'm a high school SM and i just finnished my second production as SM. I hope to persue SM as a career whem im older. I was wondering how to call cues triggered by blocking. Also what does it mean when an SM calls something like "45 on the red, 46 on the blue, 47 on the yellow..."...
  2. Christopher Bernardi

    Prompt Desk Active Cue Software

    I'm building a new prompt desk for my theatre space with a dual monitor mount for a live feed on the stage and some type of software for live cue readouts, but unfortunately, it seems no one has made anything like that yet for the theatre. The idea was to have software that the stage management...
  3. C

    Greetings from the Midwest! The place where it never. stops. snowing.

    Hello! My name is Carina and I am currently a freelance theatre artist located in Fargo, ND. I have an undergrad degree in Theatre Arts and have been fortunate enough to have consistent work here in the area. My skills include, but are not limited to, stage managing, prop designing, directing...
  4. Stuart R

    Need to buy or build a rolling "tech booth"

    Greetings all - Scene: School "cafetorium" with no booth, and no ability build/install anything permanent (i.e. it's a working cafeteria!) Need: A rolling "tech booth" that can accommodate our lighting and sound ops and their equipment. I'm imagining a table on locking casters, with 50% of the...
  5. Daniel Fowler

    How do you pass knowledge to the next guy that'll fill your role?

    When you leave your current post as the master of lighting, audio, set building, house operations, ticket sales, curtain folding, audition processes, safety guidelines, etc... who is going to take over? How will you pass on your knowledge? Or will you? Do you have a Google Docs folder? A...
  6. K

    Problems marking floor, need suggestions.

    Need an alternative to gaff tape! [Ik the horror...] I'm the stage manager for a church camp, and the floor of the building we're in is always covered in red dirt [Oklahoma]. This makes taping the stage or floor near impossible. We've found a way around taping cords, we just can't mark the stage...
  7. B

    Musical director and headsets

    For years I have been the technical director at a local high school. The musical director, who is now being his own artistic director as well, asked about having a headset for productions. On one hand he is the pit conductor as well. In that sense he could use one. On the other hand, he has a...
  8. Ethan

    Signaling "clear" in a light related way.

    I was made aware of different ways that the stage managers and deck managers give the "clear" for scene changes. This one guy I talked to was explaining that on both sides of the deck his theatre had a small box with 2 lights, a red and a green one. This was a simple way to say clear. Green, go...
  9. T

    Senior Project

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask or if I am giving enough info, but at this point I would just love creative input. I am a junior stage management student who has experience with lighting design and basic skills in all other areas except costuming. I am needing to propose a...
  10. N

    Emergency situations

    Can anyone share some stories of some last minute emergencies, and how you managed them as best you could? Hazards, fires, injuries, technical malfunctions? I feel like the more prepared I am for any situation, the better I will be able to handle it under pressure with a cool head. So please...