Introduction to Stage Management for Theatre

  • Introduction to Stage Management for Theatre
  • Introduction to Stage Management for Theatre
  • Introduction to Stage Management for Theatre
  • Introduction to Stage Management for Theatre
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About this course

Duration

2 weeks

Term Start

6-16 July 2020

A compact and online introduction to the roles and functions of stage management in the British classical theatre tradition.

This course is ideal for:

  • Gap Year students
  • Career switchers
  • Keen Amateurs
  • Directors/ Producers from either the amateur or professional worlds
     


“I learnt everything I came to learn. The teaching was amazing. The content always interesting and I made new friends.”
Stage Management Summer School student

“This course really helped me understand what a stage manager does, giving a massive insight into what the industry is about”
Stage Management Summer School student


Why choose this course?

If you want to enhance existing skills as a Stage Manager, are thinking or going to Uni, career swapping, or have been put off attempting to manage your amateur society production in the past, this is the course for you!


Fee and Application Information

Accreditation

Non-accredited course. 

Course Dates and Times

Week 1
Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
7.30pm to 9pm (BST)

Week 2
Mon 13 to Thursday 16 July
7.30pm to 9pm (BST)

Course Costs
Early bird: £225 (until 15 June)
Full cost: £275
Individual sessions: £40


 

How to Apply

Please email summer@bruford.ac.uk for more information and to book. 

Please click here to read the terms and conditions. 


Course content

In a group zoom environment, we will cover a wide range of topics, normally covered at undergraduate level including;

  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the stage management team
     
  • The Production Process, “who does what when”
     
  • Understanding Technical drawings, deciphering plans
     
  • Paperwork and Management Systems
     
  • Prompt copies and how to cue a show
     
  • Running a technical rehearsal
     
  • Prop Management
     
  • Tannoy technique and the show caller countdown



Course Leader - Mark Shayle

The course is delivered by Mark Shayle, experienced Stage, Production and General Manager, former Head of Stage Management training at LAMDA, and regular trainer at Rose Bruford college. Mark draws upon his decades of stage management experience to deliver in a fast, funny and engaging way 



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