Rehearsal management

MARKOUT

Book rehearsal room for marking!

Discuss with director

Equipment:

1.            Stanley knife/scissors

2.            Annotated groundplan

3.            Scale rules

4.            Tape measures

5.            Chalk

6.            Chalk line

7.            Coloured PVC/cloth tape

8.            Hammer & nails

9.            Broom, mop (sweep floor)

10.            Substitute furniture (scenery)

11.            3 stage management!

12.            Tables

 

PROMPT COPY

Script

Interleaved

Variations (cuts, additions)

Blocking – moves, entrances/exits

Pauses

Cues, cue information, standby’s

Intervals

Time markings

Company details

Cast list

Availability chart

Contact list

Calls & timesheets, wardrobe calls

Rehearsal

Rehearsal notes

Rehearsal schedule

Prop list

Technical

Technical schedule

Lighting synopsis, cue sheets

Sound synopsis, cue sheets

Copy of all scene change lists

Copy of flying plot

Marked groundplan

Performance

List of announcements with timings

Show report sheets

Blank paper

NEVER LEAVES THE THEATRE!

 

READTHOUGH (1ST REHEARSAL)

Rehearsal room booked

Actors given first call (phone)

Time & place

Scripts issued

Company arrived

Distribution list

Director

Designer

Lighting designer

Production Manager

Company/Stage Manager

DSM

ASM

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chief LX

Workshop manager

Head of props

Scene painter

Administrator/producer, artistic director

Publicity dept

M.D./pianist

Specialists (Choreographer, fight director etc)

Writer/composer

Equipment

Tables, sufficient chairs

Model & costume designs

Spare scripts, pencils, rubbers

Cast list, blank contacts sheet

Home address

Local address

Agent

N.I.number

Information sheets on theatre

Refreshments

Sub props, furniture

(Tape recorder & songs) Playback device + amp

 

Book:

Prompt copy, provisional lists

Groundplan, marking tape, scale rule

Timesheets

Call sheets

Availability chart

Stopwatch

Clock

Rehearsal notebook

Props list

Outcomes:

Mutual introductions & welcome

Explanation of artistic concept

Reading or presentation of script

Rewrites established

 

RUNTHROUGH

Personnel

Actors, director called & present, ready

Stage management present

Relevant ‘guests’:

SM

ASM

Designer(s)

Lighting designer

Operators

Wardrobe

Voice, movement coaches

Other specialists

Furniture on marks per list/groundplan

Sub-props set per list

Rehearsal costumes

Setting list for checking

Effects ready:

Doorbells

Cassette/CD player

Doorslam etc.

Stopwatch for timings

Prompt copy

Notepad & pencils

Check markout complete

Clear Rehearsal room of junk, sweep floor

Sufficient additional chairs for guests

Refreshments, first aid kit