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being vegan is so emotionally draining like i can’t even look at someone drinking a milkshake without wanting to cry this is ridiculous if your ‘food’ makes me emotionally distressed that might be a sign that it’s not good
Take a Klonopin and chill the fuck out
Noir portrait pt. 2 #noir #selfie
Noir portrait pt. 1 #selfie #noir #contacts
Are you able to shrink the size on a printer? Or scan the script on a PDF and make it smaller with a PDF program? If so, you may be able to change the margin sizes without changing the landscape. If not, I’ve seen a lot of SMs use tiny post it notes to input blocking or cues. You may try that option as well.
This is annoying. Directors shouldn’t have any say in the matter of what your production book looks like. It isn’t their place to comment. It is your book, not theirs.
I don’t care where you’re working or at what level. The director does NOT get to tell you how to organize your script. A stage manager organizes their prompt book in whatever way is easiest for them to call cues. The director has no say in it.
I agree. In a professional setting, the director won’t even care about the scripts at all. As long as it’s readable and the pagination is correct for everyone (director, actors, musicians, SM team), then there isn’t a problem.
But sometimes on the high school or smaller college level, the director is also your SM professor or mentor. This career is all about being flexible and adapting to problems!
I’m currently at the KCACTF festival, and everyone here has completely different backgrounds in training and different cultures of companies/schools. Everyone has a different process, a different learning curve. Learning how to take an issue and turn it into a positive is a big part of being a stage manager.
For whatever reason, the director has requested that the scripts not be changed, so adapt! Add slip sheets, shrink the pages, or whatever you need to do to keep the company focused on the show, and keep moving forward. Remember that this isn’t your book, it’s the company’s book. Professional companies only care if the book is clean and readable, but at the end of the show, you turn it into them.