Tech week is rough. Tech week, or as I like to refer to it - Hell Week - is a real, honest to God, stress inducing time. For those who do not know, tech week is the week where we run the show with all the technical elements: lights, sound, set changes, et cetera. The stress arises when the problems with these technical elements come to the forefront.
Now that we are in the middle of tech weekend, all I can think about is how excited and nervous I am! Its hard to believe that the show goes up in a few days. We have all worked really hard to make this show the best it can be. That doesn’t mean that all parts of the process thrill us though. I think its safe to say that most of us absolutely detest tech week. Tech week is one of those things that is completely necessary while still being completely exhausting and tedious.
In this episode, we sit down with Senior Theatre Major, Courtney Edmondson who is Cassia Sakmar's Assistant, to talk about how she has been...
STUDENT DESIGNERS & TECHNICIANS
This week in my theatre practicum I learned a few new skills. It’s amazing how much you can learn working in the theatre. I learned how to create trim and how to set up a hanging flat. No matter how many hours I put into working in the theatre I am always surprised by how amazing Theatre Westminster is at creating a show.
Prior to last week, I was excited because I thought that light designing this show would be less stressful than previous shows. That is until Carlos was adjusting the rehearsal report and adding names of who was doing each design area. He put my name next to sound design, so Terry looked at me and said “you’re going to do the sound too."
Holy Cow! This whole week I have been overwhelmed with every thing that is going to happen this weekend. FYI this weekend is tech. That basically means that the cast and crew are going to spent countless long hours putting the show together.
The week before tech weekend, the precursor to hell. Yes the week before the show opens can be hell because of tech but I often think that the week before that is more of a hell for the actors.