How Do You Put Together A Stage Managers Book?
The key to being an effective stage manager is organization. The first step to being organized is the preparation fo the stage manager’s book (sometimes called a bible). The stage manager’s book contains all the information needed for your show to run smoothly. Take the binder and put the dividers inside. You’ll need sections for your cast list/contact info, props, costumes, light cues, sound cues, set layout, scene breakdown, rehearsal schedule, important dates, misc. notes, to-do lists and your script. Your production may call for other sections not specified so make sure you have a few extra dividers. Type out your cast list/contact info, master props list and master costume lists. Also type out your rehearsal schedule, important dates and scene breakdown (what characters appear in what scene). As stage manager, it is your job to have this information handy at all times. Go through your script and make a tentative light and sound cue sheet. This will be modified as rehearsal progres