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

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19

Organizing Information

 

All plays are problem plays, the problem being to get the play produced.

—Anonymous

 

 

The world is in the midst of an information explosion. The availability of books, magazines, newspapers, radio and TV broadcasts, microfilm, photocopies, and Internet information is often overwhelming. As the amount of information available increases, the stage manager must decide how to organize it so that she can make use of it.

LOCAL THEATER

Check out your local theaters. Contact educational, showcase, community, and children’s theaters to get on their mailing lists. You will soon receive information about who’s doing what, and you will receive more complete and accurate information than you can find in your newspaper.

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