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Office Hours [May. 11th, 2005|04:42 pm]
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dispatch_this
These little sayings are posted in my TD's office. I thought I'd share :)


Office Hours

OPEN Most Days About 9 or 10
Occasionally as Early as 7, but SOMEDAYS
As Late as 12 or 1.
WE CLOSE About 5:30 or 6
Occasionally About 4 or 5, But
Sometimes as Late as 11 or 12.
SOME DAYS OR Afternoons, We
Aren't Here At All, and Lately
I've Been Here Just About All The Time,
Except When I'm Someplace Else,
But I should Be Here Then, Too.


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Grammy Pictures [Mar. 9th, 2005|12:50 am]
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dispatch_this
My friend sent me some grammy pictures from the actual show, I thought I'd share with everyone. Although it's not traditional "theatre" I thought I'd post the pics here for your viewing pleasureCollapse )
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(no subject) [Feb. 27th, 2005|11:02 pm]
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dispatch_this
stolen from my friend's web page, he's the ALD for the oscars...

OSCARS 05 - SCENIC & LIGHTING PRODUCTION TABLES - KODAK THEATRECollapse )

to quote his page ''Yes it's sad, but's it's still one of my favorite pics.''Collapse )
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THE CURIOUS SAVAGE [Feb. 2nd, 2005|11:54 pm]
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naturalrhythm
Help! Does anyone have any links to sites about The Curious Savage, especially its characters (descriptions of them) and its plot. I have an audition coming up next week and I want to have an idea of what the characters are like.
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(no subject) [Jan. 31st, 2005|07:52 pm]
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dispatch_this
2 LD jokes
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A Sound Tech, and an LD are in the men's room, making use of­ their 5 minute
break. The LD zips up, and starts to leave. The Sound Guy sh­outs after him,
"Hey! Didn't anyone teach you to wash you hands after a pee?­" "Naw," Shouted
back the LD, "They taught me not to piss on my hands!"
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"God didn't say LET THERE BE SOUND!"
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ahhh tech week. there is so much time for... [Jan. 9th, 2005|05:29 pm]
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rage_reign
Hair cuts!!!
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(no subject) [Dec. 11th, 2004|03:02 pm]
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naturalrhythm
I need a monologue for an audition for Agatha Christie's A Mousetrap. If anyone has any website they know of or ideas, they would be greatly appreciated. (By the way, I'm a girl :)
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(no subject) [Oct. 26th, 2004|01:06 pm]
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spankyfrankiwiz
[Current Mood |indifferentindifferent]
[Current Music |John Williams - Battle of Yavin]

Here's a thought for you guys to ponder...

I have found out that since I've been to college and not really exposed to any theater groups, I really miss all the hustle and bustle of stage crew. I mean sure there are an endless number of problems that will always arise and frustrate the living hell out of people, but really what is it that makes it such a part of you. I think the real answer to this and the only real answer would be that good stage crews form a family. Think about it. You will never find a crew that is completely serious. There is always some sort of inside joke or some bond between people that makes it bearable. I know there have been times for me when I have just about had it, I was just ready to give up and just forget the whole thing. That was until that night when I went home and realized that I couldn't do it. I just couldn't give it up. My entire high school career was surrounded by Stage crew, and it would be a sin for me to just give it up. It was shortly after that I went to go see another show at a school close to where mine was. I had seen there crew and it reminded me of how it should be. A bond between schoolmates that could not be broken for anything. Needless to say that i said forget about quitting, I had to out do them. When we finally went on to do our show, amazingly enough, stage crew was utter perfection by my standards. And I think it was because we all worked together very well and we were all good friends...that and our headsets were working properly that weekend. So I believe that even though life as a stage manager, stage hand, techie, artist, sound guy, lighting guy, that freshmen who has to clean the paint brushes sucks sometimes...it's all worth it for the friendships we make and for the finished product.
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The Laramie Project [Aug. 29th, 2004|10:28 pm]
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yellowroses510
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |South Park]

Hi guys...

My college is producing The Laramie Project this fall, and I was wondering if you all had any resources I could look up for more information on the play. Mostly I'm looking for reviews of other productions. I've found a few, and I've checked out Tectonic Theater Project's website, but it's under construction right now. Also, if any of you have worked on TLP, please share what you've done technically or otherwise.

Thanks bunches!!

(Sorry this is posted all over the place!)
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(no subject) [Aug. 22nd, 2004|08:06 pm]
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spankyfrankiwiz
I got a lot of comments saying why would you ever make not listening to cast your first rule. I didn't say it to be mean nor to sound egotistical, its almost like a level of respect. let me explain. yes you have to talk to cast to get things done I.E. switching a microphone, knowing where there props are, getting the ques straight, etc. the number one person a stage manager listens to is the director period. the director gives the crew a task to do and crew does it the way the director thinks it should be done, not how cast thinks it should be done. crew is a body of itself as is cast. a good crew knows everything that has to be done in order to make the show run smoothly behind the scenes regardless of how the cast performs. if cast interferes with that kind of work ethic it screws up the whole system and thats when usually the worst mistakes happen, now i don't want to sound like an asshole because crew isn't perfect all the time ;) i mean there are times when someone on cast has pointed stuff out to me that need to fixed, but you learn from that and usually all the problems that arise should happen before opening night and the second night you fix whatever problem you had the first night, i also keep that rule because that is how i was taught to do things dealing with stage crew, so if anyone thinks im an asshole you may say it but that is how i do my stage crew
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