When it comes to stagecraft, Phoenix Players are peerless, and in order to maintain this high level, they continually update their knowledge base in this area so that their expertise in the theatre arts remains great.
To this end, they organised an in-house course in Stage Management for the Junior Phoenix Players.
This course was conducted by practising Stage Manager, Jacqueline O’Hagan, and was conducted over three Monday nights terminating on Monday last.
The course was very well attended, delivered, and received - and achieved exactly what was intended, namely to give the young cast a formal insight into the functions of and necessity for a good Stage Management Team. The young actors responded to the enthusiasm of the young practitioner, and got involved in all the activities she had set out for them. Lighting, sound, prop-making, and the text-based jobs were all tackled in surprising depth, and great awareness was gained of backstage/offstage activity, and of how central competent Stage Management is in a successful production.
This was largely aimed at Phoenix’s current production – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - and some of the props made during the course will actually be used in the performances.
The show runs from Thursday 27 until Sunday, August 30 and, as usual, tickets are on sale from Winnie’s in Woodhouse Street.