• Laurie Swigart


At my institution (a small, two-person university program), I distribute a production schedule for the entire season. For each show, I give the following dates:

1st Design Meeting

Preliminary Designs Due

Final Designs Due

Preliminary Props List

Preliminary Sound List

Final Props List

Final Sound List

Run Through For Designers

Show Props in Rehearsal

Actors on Stage Dry Tech

Wet Tech



I then explain what each of these things are and who is responsible for what at each.

Prior to my intervention, major props were being added at the last minute, important sound was being added the night before opening, etc. I also present it as a tentative schedule subject to discussion and/or change. Now, everybody knows what happens and when it happens.

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