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An introduction to showcalling for Stage Management Students

Learn about the differences between showcalling for theatre and corporate events
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 3m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This course is to give you a good understanding of the skills required in corporate showcalling. The advantages of coming from a theatre background when entering the corporate showcalling world. 
You will learn about all the technical departments involved on a corporate conference or event together with the roles of the producer and the involvement of the client.
Videos give you a step by step walk through of all the roles and the process for a showcaller from arrival on site to delivery of the show.
There is a short video demonstration of how it sounds to hear a show called at the end of the course.

You will learn

✓ The basics of showcalling for corporate events
✓ The differences between calling for theatre and corporate & the transferable skills
✓ There are definite transferable skills between theatre and corporate showcalling


• A basic understanding of calling a show
• You should have learnt the basics of how to compile your showbook and give cues

This course is for

• Year 2 and 3 stage management students
• People already starting work in theatre stage management without formal training
• This course is for people either in training or with some comparable experience of stage management
Professional Corporate Showcaller
I am a freelance showcaller with over 25 years experience working in the UK and worldwide on every kind of event from automotive to pharmaceutical, charity and gala dinners to hair and charity fashion shows.  I have worked in venues varying in size from a hotel conference room to the Albert Hall. Production companies include Imagination, Jack Morton Worldwide, George P. Johnson and Wonder London. End clients as diverse as Astrazeneca, Google and automotive including Jaguar landrover and Ford.
I have experience working with performers, musicians, choreographers and musical directors.  I have worked alongside live broadcast and TV recordings.
During the pandemic I have added virtual showcalling to my knowledge base through working on a number of virtual shows, all as different in content as live shows can be.
I spent many years working in theatre stage and company management in repertory and the West end including National Theatre, Old Vic and Young Vic. II worked on Phantom and Les Miserables including showcalling the 25th anniversary concerts of both productions.
I have created the course on showcalling for producers and junior producers to give them a better understanding of the job and some confidence if they find themselves being required to showcall.
I have built the courses for event management students and theatre stage management students because it is essential that producers who have come through event management courses have a better understanding of the technical side of putting on an event and their critical role in working with the showcaller to navigate the onsite pressures.  The producer having a basic understanding of the production side of an event is invaluable to the production crew.  There is currently little available learning in this area so I hope the event student course fills that gap. For stage management it gives you an insight into the differences between the two worlds and the potential for working in both. 
I also run more advanced live training courses for those with more  experience who would like to delve deeper into the actual calling of a corporate show.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 3m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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