Paperwork
Pre-Production
The Award
Glossary
General knowledge

100

Name one of the first documents that the ASM creates

Extractions

100

Name two methods of mark up

Triangulation and Centre Line

100

How many hours can an actor work before needing a substantial meal break?

4 hours. 5 under some circumstances

100

Define "Ballyhoo"

Swinging a follow spot beam in a sideways infinity pattern

100

Your stage manager has asked you to get something out of their "kit." What should you be looking for?

1. A box full of supplies, odds and ends that might be needed

2. "KIT" is an acronym for Kids in Theatre. Look for a sack of toys.

3. A garment bag full of clothing

4. A toolbox full of power tools

1. A box full of supplies, odds and ends that might be needed

200

Name the 3 C's of paperwork

clear, correct and concise

200

Step one is...

READ THE PLAY

200

How many hours can a performer work in the week prior to opening?

48

200

Blocking can also be called _______________

Staging

200

When is a standard half hour call made?

35 mins before the performance

i.e. 1:25 for a 2:00 show

300

Before sending out the rehearsal report, what should you do?

Proof read it

300

Mark up should be completed by which members of the stage management team?

all of them. You are a team. Chip in.

300

If a director want to rehearse from 8pm - midnight, is this allowed?

Yes

300

When would you use an infra-red camera?

During black outs or low level lighting

300

What is the hardest part of calling a show?

Starting

400

What is the difference between a contact sheet and a contact list?

Sheet = 1 page - role, name phone number, email

List= more information

400

Name 2 documents that are done in pre-production to assist with scheduling

The scene breakdown and working division

400

The minimum time credited to a performer for a rehearsal or extra session is...

2 hours

400

define "sitzprobe"

The first rehearsal with singers and musicians i.e. opera singers and the orchestra.

400

What are the names of Mel's dogs?

Tina and Peggy

500

Name the most useless document created by stage management

Trick question - there isn't one. Every document is important or we wouldn't waste our time creating it.

500

Why is pre-production important?

to be as prepared as possible for rehearsals

500

What are the two reasons the turn around time for actors can be reduced to 10 hours once a week?

Publicity call or travel by air

500

What does "X" mean in blocking notation

crosses

500

Who is the new Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company?

Lee Lewis