SRJC Course Outlines

8/12/2020 7:54:37 PMTHAR 50L Course Outline as of Spring 2018

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 50LTitle:  THEATRE MGMT LAB  
Full Title:  Theatre Management Laboratory
Last Reviewed:5/11/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
Practical experience in one or more areas of theatre management for public performances. Students apply and develop their managerial skills and knowledge within the context of a full Theatre Arts production.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 50

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Practical experience in one or more areas of theatre management for public performances. Students apply and develop their managerial skills and knowledge within the context of a full Theatre Arts production.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 50
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1987Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Untitled document
1.  Apply the organizational principles in one or more areas of theatre management
    throughout the preparation and process of rehearsals and public performances.
2.  Support the work of the production ensemble, collaborating and working
    cooperatively within the theatre hierarchy.
3.  Implement the essential skills, methods, and responsibilities required for an entry-level
    stage management position in professional theatre.

Objectives: Untitled document
In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the student will:
1. Apply an understanding of management and organizational principles in one or more areas
    of theatre management.
2. Exhibit an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of one or more management
    positions:  the stage manager, assistant stage manager, or the assistant house manager,
    throughout the production process.
3. Demonstrate basic proficiency with stage management documentation, script notations,
    calendars and reports.
4. Prioritize management tasks and responsibilities in an environment with multiple and
    competing demands.
5. Implement the communication, social, psychological, emotional and ethical skill-set required
    for working front-of-house or assisting in production duties for current SRJC Theatre Arts

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
Students in this course will be assigned to one or more specific areas of theatre
management (stage management, assistant stage management, production
assistant, assistant house management) for a current SRJC Theatre Arts production.
I. The Working Relationship Between a Manager and the Production Ensemble
    A. Artistic Director/Producer
    B. Director
    C. Technical director
    D. Designers
    E. Technicians
    F. Actors
    G. Box Office and front-of-house
    H. Business and administration
    I . Theatre management team
II. Theatre Professionalism, Communication, and Procedures
    A. Theatre hierarchy, etiquette and protocol
    B. Basic theatre terminology
    C. Locations and use of facilities and resources
    D. Managing time, health, and personal responsibilities with  
          production responsibilities  
     E. General safety and emergency procedures
III. Pre-Production Preparation
    A. Getting acquainted with the production's requirements
         1.  The Artistic Director's vision
         2.  Director's concept
         3.  Design interpretations
    B. Script and paperwork preparation
         1.  Reports
         2.  Schedules
         3.  New scripts and script revisions
         4.  Check lists
         5.  Special formatting and templates
    C. Setting up lines of communication
         1.  Contact sheets
         2.  Distribution lists
          3.  Emails, voicemails, and meetings
         4.  Practical and virtual callboards
          5.  Confidentiality vs. sharing and disseminating information
    D. Position Specific Responsibilities      
          1. Front-of-house:
              a. Set-up of the lobby
              b. Concessions
              c. Audience warnings and special accommodations
              d. Audience and concession reports
              e. Tracking tickets, programs and concessions                    
          2. Stage Management:
              a. Set-up of the rehearsal space
              b. Stage spiking
              c. Presets
              d. Tracking rehearsal props, costumes, blocking, scenery, etc.
              e. Rehearsal and performance reports
              f. Updating daily calls and hotlines
         3.  Production Assistant: assisting with facility use, reports, and tracking
IV. Working During a Performance Situation
    A. Production attire
    B. Openings, pre-show and post-show events
    C. Working calmly under stress
    D. Handling others' nerves
    E. Prioritizing and adapting
    F. Staying focused and alert
    G. Handling the unexpected
    H. Emergencies and disasters
     I. Maintaining the show and performance reports
Repeating students will:
1. Develop higher proficiency in each of the position-specific techniques listed
     above, either in the same position and/or other related positions.
2. Apply techniques to different plays each semester.

Untitled document
Complete all responsibilities for one or more management positions for one or
more current SRJC Theatre Arts productions during the semester.  The student will:
1. Attend all scheduled orientations, company and production meetings,
    rehearsals, strikes, and performances that the student is assigned to attend
    by position.
2. Adhere to the following standards of professionalism:
    a. Maintain an amicable and supportive attitude when interacting with
        other members of the production ensemble and/or patrons.
    b. Work calmly and respectfully while problem-solving in a tension fueled
        environment and/or dealing with the unexpected situation.
    c. Respectfully follow instructions in the preparation of the position
        and maintain that direction in performance.
    d. Perform assigned position in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
    e. Maintain good health and safety practices throughout the
         construction, rehearsal and performance process.
3. Provide and wear required attire for rehearsals and performances.
4. Read the script and supporting documentation for each assigned production.
5. Complete all position specific responsibilities such as: preparing and formatting
    the script, writing rehearsal and/or performance reports, schedules, calendars, etc.
6. Prepare facilities as required for specific rehearsals and/or performances.
7. Generate, organize, and revise position-specific communication tools.
    a. Contact sheets
    b. Distribution lists
     c. Emails, voicemails, hotlines, and meetings
    d. Practical and virtual callboards
Repeating students will:
1. Develop higher proficiency in each of the position-specific skills listed above,
     either in  the same management position to a more complex production and
     performance schedule or other related management positions.
2. Apply skills and techniques to different plays each semester.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Rehearsal and Performance Reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Position Required Responsibilities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
30 - 40%
Attendance; Professionalism; Communication and organizational tools

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
Script(s) for selected productions.
Instructor prepared materials

Print PDF