This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and manage stagecraft of performances. It applies to individuals who are responsible for contributing ideas to the overall look, feel and sound of performances in collaboration with other creative and production personnel. They are also responsible for overseeing that stagecraft goes according to plan during performances. 

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - work collaboratively on the planning and management of stagecraft aspects of performances; - conduct rehearsals and pre-performance checks; - perform own role; - providing introductions and other remarks; - respond to unplanned events; - interact with other performers; - engage with the audience, and; - integrate feedback from others, and evaluate stagecraft aspects of performances. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain stagecraft and how it can be used to enhance performances; - describe roles and responsibilities of creative and technical personnel involved in stage performances; - explain requirements of leading a group prior to and during performances; - describe challenges that arise in the context of stagecraft aspects of performances, and explain how they might be overcome, and; - outline work health and safety requirements relevant to managing stagecraft.

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