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Stage Management Basics by Katy McGlaughlin, Jonathan Allender-Zivic, Emily Roth

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Chapter FiveAuditions

Before Auditions

The stage manager’s role in the audition process will vary depending on the production and the theatre company. Sometimes, producers and artistic directors like to personally set up and take care of many of the details for auditions. It is important to determine who makes these decisions and arrangements. Remember that every audition process is unique.

Meet with the Producer, Artistic Director, and Director

Communication is paramount to every step of the production process. Once you determine who is responsible for making the decisions about auditions, schedule a meeting with the appropriate people to find out details of the audition and callback days (dates, times, location, schedule, dance call). If there ...

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