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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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13The Cueing/Calling/Prompt Script

Before moving our discussion into technical rehearsals, we must take time in this chapter to create the cueing script. Remember, the cueing script must be put together and ready to use on the first day of technical rehearsals; trying to put it together during technical rehearsals is a grave disservice to the SM. In doing the initial work on the cueing script, the SM needs quiet time, in which they can think and envision the cues as they are transposed from the rehearsal script to the new cueing script.

Yes, the cueing script can be put together during technical rehearsals. In some working situations, it may be the only time the SM can get this job done. However, with the short amount of time allowed for technical ...

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