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An overview of the site


Guide navigation and organization
Terms I use in the guide
Conventions I use in the guide
Directing skills and time management
Categories of time
The Community Theatre Director
People pay to work with you
You are the leader

Stages of Directing

Stage 1 – Preparation
Stage 2 - Rehearsal
Stage 3 - Production Week

Preparation - The job

Who does what
Initial questions
You and the stage manager

Preparation - Rehearsal time calculations

The one-minute rule

Preparation - The rehearsal plan

Creating the plan
Rehearsal plan surprise check

Preparation - The rehearsal script

The published script squeeze
Why you type out the rehearsal script
A good rehearsal script
It saves time

Preparation - The unit breakdown

Creating the unit breakdown

Preparation - Audition planning

Choosing the dates
Kinds of auditions

Preparation - Audition publicity

The audition notice
Audition webpage

Preparation - At the audition

Your job
Notifying the cast

Rehearsal - Beginnings

The first rehearsal
The curtain call

Rehearsal - Day to day

Simple steps save time
Near production week
Pre-production week reminder

Production week - Beginnings

Good food saves time

Production week - Events

Events and activities
Sequence of events

Production week - Notes and saving time

The note process
Time wasters
Time savers
Added benefits

Sample opening transition

Transition from crowd to audience
Making the opening transition

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