Whyyyyy do I work grave shift at conventions? Whyyyyyyy!? I like it, really, I do. Interesting things happen, usually less people to deal with, and I usually get to work with people I like. Oh, and for those that don’t know, I work security for a few local conventions. I’m not a card carrying security guard or anything, and I don’t get paid, but it’s fun. It’s just also exhausting. Very exhausting. I have an hour and a half more of my first shift and I am dying. It’s the last two hours or so that kill you. It gets hard to stay awake. Trying though. Never fallen asleep on shift. But sleepsy…..
Yay, being forced to go see what has been described to me as an awful show at school because I have to for acting class. Oh joy…..
A sign that you've been a stage manager for too long
- -Rainy day. SM and actor friend walking through the park-
- Actor: I'm SINGING IN THE RAIN, JUST SINGING IN THE RAINNNN
- SM: - in sync with actor- I'm cuing 145, now prep for 150
- Actor: Soon it's gonna rainn, I can feel it. Lalalalala
- SM: Lights cue, ready go. Set change happening, lalalalala
- Actor: In the rain, the pavement shine like silverrr
- SM: Find your light, you are such an aaactorr
- Actor: ...you gonna stop that now?
- SM: Be quiet and let me run the show
- Actor: ...
Inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, we are rehearsing Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, but we need your help.Thornton Wilder’s Our Town opened on Broadway on February 4, 1938 — this year, we celebrate the Pulitzer Prize-winning play’s 75th year of candidly asking us whether we are paying attention to our lives, “every, every minute.” Twenty participants in RTA at Sing Sing have been rehearsing Our Town since February; next month, they will perform the play both for the general population of the prison and for an invited civilian audience.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of 15 pairs of black socks, 5 pairs of black pants, 3 pairs of black tights, 2 black skirts, 1 black dress, and 18 black shirts must be a stage manager.
Packing for summer theatre. So it goes.
Ballerinas are the most underrated athletes.
GUYS SHE IS SPINNING ON HER TOE.
ALL HER WEIGHT ON HER TOE.
Thank you someone for finally acknowledging this.
People always make ballet seem like such a wimpy, easy sport.
While we are dancing, we have to:
- turn out our feet
- hyper extended our knees
- tuck our buts under
- flatten our stomach
- close your ribcage (to the point where you cant breathe)
- shoulders are down and back
- elbows are lifted
- hands and fingers are soft
- neck is long
- use proper head movements
ALL THIS WHILE STILL IN OUR STARTING POSITIONS NOW DO ALL THAT WHILE MOVING AND LOOKING GORGEOUS. AND EFFORTLESS
You try holding your leg by your head without touching it and turning on the tips of your toes and wooden shoes and tell me ballet isn’t hard.
People always say “don’t be a ballerina” and “don’t be such a pussy”
when really ballerinas and vagina’s are probably the most hardcore things
AND BALLERINAS WITH VAGINA’S ARE JUST STRAIGHT UP METAL
SO DO NOT TELL ME BALLET IS FUCKING EASY AND NOT A REAL SPORT
Most ballerina’s are also known for dancing until their feet bleed, bandaging them up and getting back on with the show.
ballerinas are fucking hardcore ok
Stage Managers of Tumblr: Question of the Day
Hey fellow stage manager friends,
This question is coming form seeing a lot of people post about writing/sending your rehearsal reports and realizing we clearly have different practices…
1) How long does it take you to write your report?
2) How soon after the rehearsal do you send out the report? The same evening, by the next rehearsal, something else?
3) How many pages/sections do you use?
I ask because what my university does is we have from 11p (when rehearsal ends) till midnight (when the building closes) to get the rehearsal room struck and the report sent out. Exceptions are made for things like first tech, when the SM team writes the report and the 24hr diner nearby. There’s an expectation from our advisors that we get the report (which is usually 1 to 1 1/2 pages) out that night, so notes can be worked when designers/technicians come in at 8a.
However, I’m curious what other people do?
The length of time it takes me to complete depends on how much my director and I speak after rehearsal, and what type of things I am writing. Typically I am keeping track of the sequence of rehearsal throughout the night, so I don’t have a lot to do in that department. Sometimes it can take me up to half an hour, and other times it’s only 5 minutes.
I try to send the report directly after rehearsal, most times before I even leave the space at the end of the night. If I can’t do that, I will finish it and send it when I get home, or early the next morning so the designers and other people on my sending list have the opportunity to respond to anything in the report before or by the next rehearsal.
You can see in this post what my rehearsal reports and performance reports look like. I edit accordingly from show to show.
Reblogged to the wrong blog…
So, my rehearsal report form is one that is actually modified from what is used in Virtual Callboard if you’ve ever used it. My mentor modified it and said I could use it, so I do. In general, it takes me anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to write it, depending on how many notes I have for the day. I also usually send it IMMEDIATELY after rehearsal after getting approval from the director on what notes they want in it. Usually it is 1 to 2 pages long, again depending on the notes.