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

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Chapter SevenMeetings

Concept Meetings

The initial concept meeting is the time when the director expresses the concept for the production. Sometimes the director will send a concept statement prior to the meeting for everyone to review and consider. Then, at the meeting, all of the designers can share their vision for the production and discuss ways of bringing their ideas to life. If the director’s concept isn’t introduced until the first meeting, then typically the design team will chat about their initial thoughts and feelings related to their research after hearing the director’s concept. Sometimes this will happen during the meeting or in follow-up e-mails after the designers have had some time to digest it. Following those discussions another ...

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