Category: Technician

Playing Myself

In the end no matter what character you portray, go over the top with the acting and let the director reel you in on the over-the-top-ness.

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Burning Down the House

Slow, half-moon, even movement onto both pieces of metal. Repeat. Slow, half-moon, even movement onto both pieces of metal

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May the Technicians be with You

However, during our tech weekend for Midsummer Night’s Dream, I am positively glowing with the smoothness and the amount of work that got done. Everyone worked together and waited patiently for the lighting and sound elements to integrated seamlessly into our play. Theatre as a whole is all about teamwork, and I can say without a doubt in my mind that this team of technicians, designers, and actors alike is one of the greatest teams that I have every had the pleasure of working with.

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Pardon me, I have glitter in my eye

I was named props supervisor for this year, and boy is that a handful of a department to work in. The properties department is a series of rooms that store every furniture imaginable, as well as glass, silver, toys, and even a giant bag of Cheetos.

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Shakespeare is NOT Special

…the show in particular was A Midsummer Night’s Dream I thought “Oh my god this is really going to suck.” But… working some of my preconceived notions of Shakespeare are wrong.

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A Fleeting Work

I’m not ashamed to admit that I had tears in my eyes during the closing monologue of this show every night. We created a beautiful piece of art. And after four nights, it’s gone.

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Planning for a Crisis

The stage manager plans and anticipates for a crisis, whether it is big or small, we are the ones that have to be ready for anything that could happen.

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Adding an Onstage Appearance

While I definitely prefer the technical side of things over acting, I have no issues at all with being asked to be on stage for a grand total of about five minutes and speaking approximately six lines. In fact, I think it will be fun.

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Building the Set

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.

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Theatre Construction – Part 2

I never fail to have an enjoyable time in the theatre. This week is the second week of work in the shop here at Theatre Westminster and I still love what I do. I get the opportunity to learn new things and to experience the many jobs and tools.

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The Benefits of Working Construction in the Theatre

This week in my theatre practicum I began working construction on the upcoming show, Northanger Abbey. The week was a lot of fun and taught me important skills about working behind the scenes in a theatre.

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TWP #3 – An Inside Look into Being A Stage Manager

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