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THE BOYS AND THE NUNS

Stage Manager

By Sandra Delgado

Music & Lyrics By Michael McBride
Directed by Sandra Delgado and Mark Lococo

Loyola University Chicago

Mainstage Live Zoom Performance

Scenic Designer: Tim Mann

Costume Designer: Rachel Healy

Lighting & Video Designer: Lee Keenan

Sound Designer: Clare Roche

Mentor: Katie Klemme

Check out this sneak peek video!

WORLD PREMIERE

THE BOYS AND THE NUNS script and music was written and devised at Loyola, so much of the rehearsal process was spent working on the script and the cast recording the new music!

Stage managing this show was such a special experience and challenge for me, especially because I am very passionate about the subject matter (and time period! I love some 80s bops).

MAKING THEATRE

THE BOYS AND THE NUNS was a live virtual performance with a combination of prerecorded videos and live Zoom scenes, with cast rehearsing, recording, and performing from five different time zones.

Actors were shipped backdrops, props, costumes, lighting, and sound equipment to make the show feel like in person theatre. The SM team even made a virtual callboard!

Levi Welch as Queen Of The Lake
Levi Welch as Queen Of The Lake

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Wency Hernández Rubio, Amanda Teplitz, Elizabeth Avery, and Faith Hood
Wency Hernández Rubio, Amanda Teplitz, Elizabeth Avery, and Faith Hood

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Alexander Rubin, Avery Thompson, Greyson Smith, and Levi Welch
Alexander Rubin, Avery Thompson, Greyson Smith, and Levi Welch

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Levi Welch as Queen Of The Lake
Levi Welch as Queen Of The Lake

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MULTIMEDIA

This project required a lot of video recording, so as stage manager I had the unique responsibility of coordinating a filming scheduling into our tech process, with actors recording their own video remotely. I organized and managed the Zoom rooms, including at some points up to six simultaneous breakout rooms.

Check out some of the busiest days of our filming schedule.

ZOOM THEATRE

Although this project was via Zoom, I still was able to utilize many stage management techniques and skills from live in-person performance. Things such as rehearsal reports, daily calls, and cueing remained similar to in-person performance.

We used Discord as an alternative to headsets for calling cues and communicating with the team and crew.

My tech and performance set-up
My tech and performance set-up

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An excerpt from my calling script
An excerpt from my calling script

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A sample of the backstage Discord server during tech
A sample of the backstage Discord server during tech

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My tech and performance set-up
My tech and performance set-up

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