Stage manage creative rehearsals

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUASMT601, 'Stage manage creative rehearsals'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Set up rehearsal rooms

1.1 Consult with relevant personnel to determine rehearsal room requirements

1.2 Measure designers’ plans and, if required, identify where contractions can be made to mark up without affecting accuracy of performance area mark-up

1.3 Select colour coding and symbols to make the mark up clear to performers, director and others

1.4 Mark up sets in rehearsal rooms with the assistance of other personnel as required

1.5 Assign rehearsal props, costume setting areas, and work and seating areas for creative personnel in rehearsal rooms

1.6 Assign duties to assistant stage managers and agree on priorities

1.7 Oversee the acquisition and preparation of rehearsal materials and equipment

1.8 Monitor work and provide coaching and feedback as required

2. Prepare documentation

2.1 Obtain and distribute copies of scripts or scores to relevant personnel as required 2.2 Set up stage manager’s production script for recording show production information

2.3 Analyse and interpret scripts and other production information to produce stage management documentation

2.4 In consultation with director, plan, process and distribute rehearsal schedules

3. Manage rehearsals and contribute to creative development

3.1 Use technical knowledge and innovative thinking to assist creative personnel to explore options and resolve creative problems that arise during rehearsals

3.2 Treat cast, director and creative personnel with respect and sustain a safe work environment in rehearsals that supports innovation and creativity

3.3 Coordinate specialist advisors and coaches for rehearsals

3.4 Manage costume and prop fitting appointments and media calls for cast in ways that cause least disruption to scheduled rehearsals

3.5 Update stage manager’s production script as rehearsals progress

3.6 Manage rehearsal schedules ensuring performers and others are aware of calls and changes

3.7 Provide feedback to assistant stage managers on their work and assign tasks arising from rehearsals

4. Manage communication of rehearsal information

4.1 Participate in director’s post-rehearsal notes sessions and advise relevant personnel of text or blocking errors and production, technical and design issues that need attention

4.2 Manage frequent and timely dissemination to relevant personnel of creative development information from rehearsal rooms

4.3 Participate in production meetings and use knowledge of creative developments in rehearsals to assist in clarifying requirements, problem solving and setting priorities

5. Manage rehearsal room runs

5.1 Notify relevant personnel of scheduled run dates and times

5.2 Ensure that available prioritised props, costumes and technical elements are delivered to rehearsal rooms and set up prior to full run of shows

5.3 During runs, record running times of sections, acts and full show

5.4 Give cues and read in stage directions, prompt performers and operate technical equipment as required

5.5 Participate and take notes in post-run meetings between creative and other personnel and action matters raised in discussions

5.6 Participate in director’s post-run notes sessions and provide cast with notes on text or blocking errors

5.7 Provide feedback to assistant stage managers on their work and assign tasks arising from runs

5.8 Contribute to evaluations of productions and implement recommendations aimed at improving overall effectiveness of stage management procedures