By Bob Fowler and Marti Fowler.
This series of instructional DVDs is perfect for the teacher who feels more at home with a prompt book than a hammer and would welcome a new, visually oriented teaching tool for their tech classes and production crews. Developed by master theater educators Bob and Marti Fowler, the series is engaging and fun for students. The lessons in this series will help turn your students into valuable theater technicians who know what to do and how to do it. Many schools purchase the programs with technology, library, safety and career funds. With each program, your school gets a site license to use the DVD and CD-ROM materials forever!
Filled with hands-on demonstrations and real-world tips for students, this program will have your students running shows like professionals in no time! * Identifies just what a stage manager does, from pre-show conferences to closing night. * Illustrates rehearsal skills like taping the stage, making prompt books, using blocking and cueing shorthand, and other tricks of the trade. * Focuses on technical rehearsals and performances, including pre-show protocol; how to actually call a show; and how to avoid, prepare for, and, when necessary, handle common problems. * Host: Tom Martin, a professional director, stage and production manager for the last 28 years. Tom currently serves as a resident stage manager at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis and is associate producing director of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis.