PERF06096 2019 Technical Theatre 2 (Production)
A further exploration of the practice of stage management and technical production in the performing arts. The learner explores the roles of production manager, technical manager and stage manager in the production and running of a stage performance. It teaches the practical skills of technical/stage management in collaboration with other students in a fully realised production situation.
Topics include technical script analysis, scheduling, cue markings and prompt scripts, organisational requirements, technical rehearsals, digital theatre technologies, show calling and technical operation. Working collaboratively will be key to this module.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Prepare and manage a prompt copy, which defines actors' movements and calls,technical cues, stage elements, props and moving scenery.
Understand the roles of production manager, technician and stage manager in all the various stages of a production process.
Be able to analyse and interpret the script, plans, models and designs for all relevant technical and production information.
Prepare for rehearsal and obtain all necessary resources, such as props, costumes, and settings.
Give cues for lighting, sound, cast entrances, moving scenery and other performance elements.
Demonstrate an understanding of OH& S issues and take appropriate actions where necessary.
Demonstrate a familiarity with the configuration and operation of the lighting , sound & multimedia equipment found in a modern theatre /performance space.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Principles of technique are embodied through theorised praxis. Classroom activity is supported by a range of reading materials.
Teaching takes place in a weekly workshop setting where the student is guided through a series of group and individual activities designed to impart the skills of effective organisation and forward planning. Students will also be familiarised with the theatre as a particular type of working environment with it's own vernacular, codes of practise and technical processes. Attention will be paid to stage lighting processes and sound design.
Students keep reflective journals of their activities.
Module Assessment Strategies
- Final Production and Prompt copy 40%
- Contribution and participation 60%
Repeat Project and/or Repeat Attend
- Script analysis
- Cue Marking
- Developing prompt script.
- Pre-rehearsal tasks
- Working in the rehearsal room (with acting students engaged in a live production process).
- Get in period.
- Technical and dress rehearsal.
- Operation of computerised lighting and technical control in a fully realised production.
- Calling and running the show.
- Post show responsibility.
- Health and safety issues.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Performance Evaluation||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||60 %||OnGoing||2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Performance Evaluation (Prompt Script)||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5,7|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Practical||Black Box||Rehearsal room||2||Weekly||2.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
Stage management: A gentle art Black.
Bond, D. Stage management: A gentle art. London: Black. 1991.
Palmer, S. The essential guide to stage management lighting and sound London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2000
Reid, F.. The staging handbook. London: Black. 2001.
Reid, F.. The stage lighting handbook. A & C Black, 2001, (2004)
Stern, L. Stage Management. Pearson, 2006
Copley, S and Killner, P, Stage Management: A Practical Guide. Crowood Press, 2001
Moodle online learning resource.
Projection mapping software
Moodle online learning resource