Stage Management for Theatre

We are holding an introductory stage management course with Mark Shayle on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August.

This series of seminars is an exciting opportunity to learn from one of the foremost professional trainers in stage and production management. A quick glance at Mark’s bio and CV illustrates his wealth of experience in many theatrical environments, from the West End and touring productions to major international events. Mark was also the former head of the prestigious LAMDA course in Stage Management & Technical theatre. Currently working freelance, we are fortunate to have secured his services for two days of seminars.

The weekend is based on the very popular biennial NODA Stage Management Summer School and aims to teach and explain professional practice and techniques for people with little or no stage management experience in the amateur arena. It is also suitable for directors and producers who want to gain knowledge of the nuts and bolts of putting on a show to enhance future productions.

At the end of the weekend, participants should have the confidence to begin to undertake the role of Stage Manager or Show Caller, at their local amateur society.

In a series of seminars the course will cover many topics relating to stage management, including:

  • Who’s Who – Roles and responsibilities.
  • Jargon busting!
  • The Production Process, focusing on Production Management.
  • Managing “the process” / Schedules.
  • The Prompt Copy / Cueing the show.
  • Running a Technical rehearsal.

Mark draws upon his decades of stage management experience to deliver a fast, funny and engaging weekend of seminars and group discussion. We are offering this two-day course to adult representatives of theatre groups for just £50. (WOW will fund places for adult volunteers who are prepared to apply the skills learnt in future WOW  productions.)

Please register your interest on the form below so that we can send further details.  Places are limited and, if over subscribed, priority may be given to local groups.