When we use the term stage format, we are referring to how the stage is in relationship to audience.
If members of the audience can not see what is taking place on stage you will lose their interest and they may then become disrupted to the show.
As mentioned earlier it is advisable to double the amount of chairs that you plan to use. Most entertainers find that 10 to 12 volunteers are the most that can be handled easily. If the entertainer is striving for 12 volunteers he or she will need a stage that can accommodate 24 chairs.
If we keep in mind that we are starting with 24 chairs, but plan on only using 12 people it does not matter if the chairs are set one in front of the other.
On the following page notice several possible stage format. The darken x's represent the chairs that will stay throughout the show. The regular x's represents the chairs that will be removed.
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Any type of seating that allows the maximum amount of the audience to see the most of the subjects will do well. If you spotter keep in mind that he or she will need room to move also.
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