Loves dance, drama,and books. This blog is for me and about me. But don"t let that stop you from asking questions.
As a stage manager, I can tell you that chorus members of a show are SO VERY UNDERAPPRECIATED.
i get so angry when people think they’re being ripped off when they see an understudy. that is a goddamn privilege my friend.
LEMME TELL YA SOMETHING ABOUT UNDERSTUDIES MAH FWEND
THEY ARE FUCKING MIRACLE WORKERS WHO KNOW TWO OR MORE PARTS
AND GUESS WHAT
THEY HAVE TO BE AMAZING AT BOTH
SO NEXT TIME I HEAR ANYONE SAY “UGH THERE WAS AN UNDERSTUDY”
I WILL RIP OUT YOUR GUTS
if you don’t clap when the cast points up to the booth, tech crew judges you. you can’t see us, but we can see you. we can see you not clapping. and we judge you from above.
Until I started working events I had no idea that 90% of the population has no idea how to use a microphone.
Yes, it has to be pointing at your face.
No, you don’t have to turn it off because we have and audio engineer who will do that because we don’t trust you.
directors reading a random scribbling in their notes out loud because they don’t know what it means is like the cutest thing
*picks up broom*
"TELL THEM HOW I AM DEFYYYYYYYYYING GRAAAAAVITTYYYY"
*starts sweeping broom sadly*
"There is a castle on a cloud…"
*holds broom horizontally*
"Never need a reason, never need a rhyme. Up on the roof top step in time!"
*sweeps broom angrily*
"IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE!"
*begins waltzing with broom* I could have DAAAAANCED all NIIIIIGHT
Let it be known that it really fucking frustrates me when EVERYONE assumes all theatre majors are actors.
Who cares about dramaturgs/Lighting designers/Stage managers/Teachers/Sound techs/Costumers/Carpenters/Set Designers/Playwrights/Prop builders/Scenic painters????
Yep. Just actors. Everything else just magically appears.
I cannot say this enough.
- Rehearsal 1: Perfect hair, casual-but-not-too-casual outfit planned weeks in advance, well-thought-out footwear choices
- Rehearsal 10: Sweatpants, a pyjama top and slipper socks