||[Oct. 26th, 2004|01:06 pm]
Tales from shows
|||||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.