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[Aug. 22nd, 2004|08:06 pm]
Tales from shows

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I got a lot of comments saying why would you ever make not listening to cast your first rule. I didn't say it to be mean nor to sound egotistical, its almost like a level of respect. let me explain. yes you have to talk to cast to get things done I.E. switching a microphone, knowing where there props are, getting the ques straight, etc. the number one person a stage manager listens to is the director period. the director gives the crew a task to do and crew does it the way the director thinks it should be done, not how cast thinks it should be done. crew is a body of itself as is cast. a good crew knows everything that has to be done in order to make the show run smoothly behind the scenes regardless of how the cast performs. if cast interferes with that kind of work ethic it screws up the whole system and thats when usually the worst mistakes happen, now i don't want to sound like an asshole because crew isn't perfect all the time ;) i mean there are times when someone on cast has pointed stuff out to me that need to fixed, but you learn from that and usually all the problems that arise should happen before opening night and the second night you fix whatever problem you had the first night, i also keep that rule because that is how i was taught to do things dealing with stage crew, so if anyone thinks im an asshole you may say it but that is how i do my stage crew
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[User Picture]From: naturalrhythm
2004-10-11 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'm just going to point out that if an actor is even rude or cruel to you, it's just their personality. I hope you won't judge us other actors who have a lot of respect for the crew.
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