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Stage Management, 10th Edition by Alice R. O'Grady, Lawrence Stern

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4

Scheduling and Company Rules

 

If you’re failing to plan, you’re planning to fail.

—Anonymous

 

 

THE MASTER CALENDAR

Time, management of time, and the coordination of the cast, crew, and staff are important to every theater. In order to keep everyone on time and their efforts meshing smoothly, it is desirable to post a master calendar—and only one master calendar—at a convenient place to make it available to everyone on the staff. The master calendar can be your most effective tool for coordinating the staff.

The master calendar (figure 4.1, page 33) should be large enough so that several lines can be written legibly in the space allotted for each day. It should, of course, be developed after consultation regarding the needs of the producer ...

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