House Arts

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Stage Manager / Assistant Stage Manager


Schedule:

Monday → Bristowe & Blathwayt Rehearsal

Tuesday → Bristowe & Blathwaiyt Show Night

Wednesday → Capel & Mullens Rehearsal

Thursday → Capel & Mullens Show Night


Sound:

4 x Sennheiser wireless microphones

1 x SM59

2 x 2M57s

6 x Mic Stand’s

Behringer X32 Sound Desk

Crest Amps

4 x EV Speakers

2 x Guitar Amps

1 x Bass Amps


Information:

→ As the stage manager for the House Arts, I was in charge of creating a technical requirement form for the various acts to fill out. I had to try and get as much information about each act so that the stage crew team could setup and prepare prior to the rehearsal.

→ During the rehearsal process, I was in charge of keeping the rehearsals moving and on time. I informed each of the departments of the next act so that they could prepare for the rehearsal and be efficient with our time.

→ On the night, I had a table positioned by the side of the stage so that I could see everything that was happening on the stage. I visually cued the lighting and sound based on notes I had made during the rehearsal.

→ I also had to communicate with the sound operator over cans to tell him which mics were about to go on stage


Lighting:

House Arts Lighting Plot


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Sevastopol and Secrets

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Stage Manager / Deputy Stage Manager


Information:

→ Sevastopol and Secrets was a musical which saw both the music and drama departments of the school working together. The performance area was split into two areas; a raised platform for the acting and choir which a lower area for the musicians.

→ We began the get-in by bolting the lite-deck together to form the platform. We added two sets of treads for the actors to get on and off the stage. We then setup the orchestra area with chairs and music stands.


Lighting:

→ We used 8 fresnels to create a wash to highlight the facial expressions of the actors and light the orchestra pit. We also used two LED parcans to provide versatile and colourful backlight.

→ We rigged two SLs with breakup gobos to add texture to the scenes.

Sevastopol and Secrets Lighting Plots


Special Effects:

→ We rigged two large confetti blowers to drop red petals over the choir and stage during the final song. The blowers were controlled manually using a sub-master on an ETC Ion.


Challenges:

→ One of the main challenges for me on this production was listening for the cue lines in the middle of a song. This meant that I often had to rely on actors hitting their marks and working off visual cues.

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There Is A War

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Stage Manager / Deputy Stage Manager


 


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Information:

→ For this production, we flipped the performance space around and had the audience sit on the opposite side of the stage to create a more intimate experience. This meant that during the shows, the operators in the control room were only able to see the back of flats through the window.

→ We solved the vision issue by mounting a CCTV camera with infrared capabilities inside the box we created.

→ In order to hear what was going on onstage, we dropped in two shotgun microphones. We placed a small speaker in the control room.

→ This year, the school hired some buzzers. These were linked to a laptop and came with software which displayed the team names and scores as the players buzzed in. 


Sound:

→ All sound effects were sourced from the internet and added into a QLab stack for running during the show.


Lighting:

→ We used profiles to separate the stage into different sections. This allowed us to highlight the various sections of the of the stage to concentrate the audience’s attention. We used LED parcans to have the ability to change the environment of the scenes by changing the colours.

→ We rigged a row of around 10 LED batons behind the back wall which acted as audience blinders in the final scene.

TIAW Lighting Plots


Special Effects:

→ The director requested that confetti cannons go off in the final sequence. We mounted two confetti cannons on the side walls. During the shows, I fired the pyros after receiving safety checks from the box and a member of crew who peaked through the stage flats.

→ We also built the back wall so that it could be lowered by two members of crew using pulleys. This released the row of audience blinders.

There Is A War

House Arts

Standard

Location: Reed’s School

Role: Stage Manager / Assistant Stage Manager


Schedule:

Monday → Bristowe & Blathwayt Rehearsal

Tuesday → Bristowe & Blathwaiyt Show Night

Wednesday → Capel & Mullens Rehearsal

Thursday → Capel & Mullens Show Night


Sound:

4 x Sennheiser wireless microphones

1 x SM59

2 x 2M57s

6 x Mic Stand’s

Behringer X32 Sound Desk

Crest Amps

4 x EV Speakers

2 x Guitar Amps

1 x Bass Amps


Information:

→ As the stage manager for the House Arts, I was in charge of creating a technical requirement form for the various acts to fill out. I had to try and get as much information about each act so that the stage crew team could setup and prepare prior to the rehearsal.

→ During the rehearsal process, I was in charge of keeping the rehearsals moving and on time. I informed each of the departments of the next act so that they could prepare for the rehearsal and be efficient with our time.

→ On the night, I had a table positioned by the side of the stage so that I could see everything that was happening on the stage. I visually cued the lighting and sound based on notes I had made during the rehearsal.

→ I also had to communicate with the sound operator over cans to tell him which mics were about to go on stage


Lighting:

House Arts Lighting Plots