STANDBY CUE 101: An Introduction to Calling Live Performances is a first-of-its-kind training film for students and early career stage managers. The film focuses on the role of the stage manager in technical rehearsals and performances. This 56-minute video draws upon interviews and survey results of over 600 American stage managers.
STANDBY CUE 101 is divided into three tutorials:
Act One: The Calling Script
- Cuing Techniques
- Promptbook Formatting
Act II: Headset Communications
- Multi-channel Coordination
- Cue Lights and Silent Calling Tools
Act III: Placing Cues
- Cue Triggers in Text and Blocking
- Calling Music Cues without a Score
STANDBY CUE 101 contains demonstrations and practical “Tricks of the Trade” from a veteran Production Stage Manager. Instructor notes, including sample comprehension quizzes, are included with the educational license. Contact Customer Service.