DTM EXPO - STAGE MANAGEMENT
ATTENTION!: The production that you Stage Managed MUST have been completed in the calendar year before the current festival. (January-December) and responded to for KCACTF. Productions in progress are not eligible and you will be disqualified if discovered at the festival.
You must have been a student in pursuit of a degree at the time of Stage Managing the production. You may only enter once each year.
The Stage Management response will encompass three areas: Production Documents & Display, Stage Management Simulation, and an Interview. The respondents will then select a finalist that will represent our region at the National Festival in Washington, D.C.
Details of each area are listed below.
Production Documents and Display - See display guidelines and times on the DTM webpage.
You will have approximately 24"w x 18"d of table space and wall space of 24"w x 24" tall directly behind it. There is no need to mimic the designers displays.
Production Prompt Book(s) - This must be the prompt book(s) used in the production. It is not necessary to remove the school's name on all documents, just the cover sheet. Be sure to include any cue sheets, notes, etc from the production.
Letter of Recommendation - Letter from the director or faculty supervisor that discusses your work as a Stage Manager. Please post on the inside front of your prompt book.
Production Photos - 1-3 photographs of the production as reference. These provide the respondent a glimpse of the production. The photos could include difficult transitions, Full stage shot, etc.
Stage Management Simulator
The respondents will want to observe you in action. In the spirit of this, there will be a 3-5min simulation in front of a video calling lighting and sound cues. Below is a list of what to expect:
Prior to the festival the script of the scene, a ground plan, a video of the scene in a blocking rehearsal, a light cue sheet, and a sound cue sheet will be available to you on the DTM website.
Print off the script, ground plan, and cue sheets. Watch the blocking rehearsal video and make blocking notes and a rehearsal report. Then mark all the lighting and sound cues as you would call them. Be sure to bring all of these to the scheduled SM Simulation time.
Once at the Festival there will be a mandatory Stage Management meeting to discuss format, schedule times and answer any questions you may have. The SM Simulator will consist of a video of the scene, with full lighting and sound, being played on a laptop. You will call the cues as though it is a 'First Tech'.
The video and paperwork will be posted by January 7 and not until then.
SM Simulator Script - PDF Please print out and bring with you.
SM Simulator Cue Sheet - PDF Please print out and bring with you.
SM Simulator Groundplan - PDF Please print out, make notes of blocking and bring with you.
SM Simulator Rehearsal Video
The respondents will want to interview you after the simulation. During this interview they will go through your prompt book with you. Ask you questions about your experience and approach to Stage Management. This is a low key discussion and not a presentation or speech.