If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.
Here are some situations—unexpected—from the experience of stage managers. They are presented for use in classrooms with the hopes that students may work through possible strategies for dealing with them. The remarks in brackets are not intended as solutions, but refer to paragraphs in the text where related information may be found or similar situations described.
1. You are working on a non-Equity off-Broadway play with a relatively new production company. They have hired you and signed a contract to pay you $500/week while the show is performing. Unfortunately, the company loses half of its backing and delays opening, ...