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Stage Management, Makeup and Props

This category includes information on stage management, makeup and props. From recording the blocking and cues, to overseeing performances once the rehearsal process is done, the stage manager is often the glue that holds a great production together. Here, I'll help to illuminate the role of the stage manager in creating a production, as well as offering tips, tricks, and tools, and insights on makeup and props as well!
  1. Makeup and Props (19)
  2. Stage management tips (6)

‘Face Off’ Returns in August with All-Star Season
'Face Off' returns on Syfy for its fifth season on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 9 p.m., and for the first time will feature returning contestants for a shot at redemption.

Talking Ink and Clay with S3 'Face Off' Finalist Derek Garcia
An in-depth interview with 'Face Off' Season 3 Finalist Derek Garcia on his experiences while competing on Syfy's hit Makeup FX competition reality show.

Chatting with 'Face Off' Finalist Laura Tyler
An in-depth interview with Season 3 "Face Off" finalist Laura Tyler, on her experiences during the competition, along with a peek at what she's up to next.

IMATS Los Angeles Offers Top Talent for 2013 Event
One of the industry's most-watched events, the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, or IMATS Los Angeles, will take place from January 18-20, 2013.

Rehearsal Report Form
A helpful form for keeping track of your rehearsal process.

Top Stage Makeup Vendors and Suppliers
A helpful look at several top stage makeup leaders and how to use their products, contact or follow them in social media, and (most importantly) where to buy their products!

The Top Apps for Stage Tech
A look at some helpful and even essential apps for use in theatre tech and performing arts production.

What to Wear on a Stage Crew
A comprehensive look at what to wear when working on a theatrical or stage crew.

Prop Shops and Props Suppliers in the New York City Area
A quick and comprehensive guide to some of the top 'prop shops' and set design suppliers in the New York City area.

From Gaffers Tape to Gobos: Stagecraft and Tech Supplies Providers
Does your heart beat a little faster at the thought of a fabulous array of artful GOBOs? Could you spend hours arguing the pros and cons of the latest super-digitized light boards? Are you still searching for the perfect flashlight?If so, here are some must-hit sites for stage techs and those who love them.

'Face Off' Winner Rayce Bird Flies High
An interview with Rayce Bird, the winner of Season Two of the Syfy TV show "Face Off," which pits makeup effects professionals against one another in a series of grueling challenges until a winner emerges.

RJ Haddy Talks Life After 'Face Off' (Part 1)
Part 1 of an interview with RJ Haddy, the runner-up of Season Two of the competitive Syfy TV show "Face Off," which pits makeup effects professionals against one another in a series of grueling challenges until a winner emerges.

RJ Haddy Talks Life After 'Face Off' (Part 2)
Part 2 of a two-part interview with RJ Haddy, the runner-up of Season Two of the competitive Syfy TV show "Face Off," which pits makeup effects professionals against one another in a series of grueling challenges until a winner emerges.

The Prop's the Thing for Eric Hart: Part 1 of 3
Part one of a three-part interview with Props Master and Artisan Eric Hart, creator of Prop Agenda, and on staff at The Public Theater in New York.

Catching Up with 'Face Off' Finalist Ian Cromer
An interview with 'Face Off' contestant and finalist Ian Cromer, about his experiences during Season Two of the competitive Syfy TV show, which pits makeup effects professionals against one another in a series of stage and effects makeup challenges.

Prop Agenda's Eric Hart on Props: Part 2
Part two of a three-part interview with Props Master and Artisan Eric Hart, creator of Prop Agenda, and on staff at The Public Theater in New York.

Talking Props with Eric Hart: Part 3 of 3
Part three of a three-part interview with Props Master and Artisan Eric Hart, creator of Prop Agenda, and on staff at The Public Theater in New York.

"Have at Thee!" Seminar Teaches Safer Stage Violence
The MACE 2012 Stage Management Intensive (SMI) will help stage managers achieve safer stage combat, and will take place at Pheasant Run Resort, from January 3-5, 2012.

That Hair! That Face! The Art of the Hair and Makeup Designer
A look at the work of theatrical hair and makeup designers and artists.

Types of Stage Blood
A look at the different types of stage blood applications, and their uses.

Building the Basic Stage Makeup Kit
A look at the ideal elements of any good stage kit.

The Stage Manager’s Checklist, Part 1: The Basics
A look at the stage manager's checklist, on the basic items needed to run the rehearsal and production process smoothly.

The Stage Manager’s Checklist, Part 3: On-Site Essentials
A look at the stage manager's checklist -- here, you'll find a list of the basic items needed to be kept on hand, to keep the rehearsal and production process running smoothly.

The Stage Manager’s Checklist, Part 2: What to Carry With You
A look at the stage manager's checklist, on the portable items you should bring with you to rehearsal and performance on a constant basis.

Useful Forms for Stage Managers (from Sign-in Sheets to Checklists)
Some highly useful forms to help stage managers stay organized.

Stage Management Essentials -- What's YOUR Secret Weapon?
Share your own experiences on stage management essentials. What's in YOUR toolkit?

Stage Makeup Mistakes to Avoid
A list of common mistakes to avoid when applying stage makeup.

The 10 Commandments of Stage Management
If you re looking to become a stage manager, you re in for a terrific ride! The stage manager is often described as being the glue of any production, the person who always knows what s going on, where it s happening, and how things are actually progressing. A great stage manager is typically a calm, professional, and organized person with a...

Production 101
Performing arts from the local and regional perspective, from little theatres to regional venues, and encompassing all aspects of staging, production, administration, promotion, and more.

'Face Off' Season 4 Returns January 15, 2013
Syfy's hit competition "Face Off" returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, January 15 at 9 p.m., with the addition of makeup industry giant Michael Westmore as Contestant Mentor.

Seven Contenders Chosen for Makeup and Hairstyling Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 86th Academy Awards®.

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