Stage directions are easily communicated once you get the hang of it. All commands are given from the actor's POV (Point of View) as though he/she is looking from onstage to FOH - front of house.
Please take a moment to blog your thoughts here. Think about size of cast and crew for some of the notable performances in these types of theatres. Think about "WHY" one might choose this venue. Just because others have does not mean YOU have to do the same. Tip for the day: Maybe you and your group might consider creating some sort of rubric to assess the different spaces.