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Stage Manager by Larry Fazio

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12

The Last Week of Rehearsals

 

To say this is the last week of rehearsals is misleading, for there are still the technical rehearsals. For the SM, this chapter would be more appropriately named The Last Week of Rehearsals at the Rehearsal Hall. For the director and actors, this is the last week in which the time is strictly devoted to doing just their work. Once the show gets into technical rehearsals, the time and work becomes divided, with greater focus on technically putting the show together.

THE SHIFT IN WORK

As the rehearsals move into this final week, there comes a shift in direction of work and a new energy as everyone gets closer to the opening of the show. For the actors and director, it is time to finish experimentation and development ...

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