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The Stage Manager's Toolkit by Laurie Kincman

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CHAPTER 6

Technical Rehearsals

Technical rehearsals are one of the most exciting parts of the process for a stage manager. You are at the heart of the show, essential to the successful integration of all the production elements. With your guidance and expertise, the work of the actors, designers, and technicians seamlessly merges into a complete show.

The beginning of this new phase in the rehearsal process also brings with it new communication challenges for the stage manager. Your overall communication goals to be tactful, timely, and specific remain the same. But you now find yourself doing so on longer days and in the presence of the entire company at once—most of the time while in the dark and with one of your ears covered! The work done ...

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