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Play Readings by Rob Urbinati

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Chapter 10Review and Incorporating Technical Cues

The limited rehearsal period for a Play Reading must be used effectively. Technical elements such as lighting and sound cues should be limited. Actors need a one-hour break at minimum between the end of rehearsal and the start of the Reading. Taking a break is not optional—it is essential.

If the director is using light or sound, time must be allotted to incorporate these elements with the actors either during the stop-and-go or after the rehearsal and before the break. If time allows, cues that were set in the stop-and-go can be reviewed.

Before the Break

  • Set the stage wash and any internal light cues for the Reading.
  • Review or incorporate music and sound effects.
  • Set sound enhancement levels. ...

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