How do you photograph characters who haven’t been cast, wearing costumes that haven’t been made, on a set that hasn’t been built? You cheat, of course.
So what have I actually been doing with the last five years of my life?
I am assistant stage manager for the play House of Blue Leaves, and one of my responsibilities is to handle the special effects that are used when a bomb explodes just offstage.
A year ago, I wrote about a strange coincidence that happened to me. The same thing seems to be happening again.
I’m stopped at a traffic light, so my attention is focused more on what I’m singing rather than on the view of the car ahead of me. But gradually, I realize what I am seeing on the car’s trunk lid.
I was light crew chief for Catfish Moon. The job of a light crew chief is to recruit, schedule, train, and manage the light crew for the play in question. The first question on a light crew chief’s mind is: is this a play a musical?
Scene breakdown Part 1 I can’t describe what goes on during the Prologue for two reasons: there’s far too much of it, and most of it I’m not even consciously aware of. The entire ensemble is on stage in this scene, and director Haskell has divided us up into various groups, each of which has…
Now that I’ve given you the scene breakdown for Cinderella, I want to describe what I actually do in the show.
Cinderella may be over, but I’m not done writing about it yet. There were several blog entries that I wanted to write while the show was in progress, but I ran out of time. So I’m going to do it now while the experience is still fresh in my mind. A couple of those entries…
It’s over! Cinderella XX has ended its run. And a good thing, too; I don’t think I would have lasted much longer. The Friday night performance went okay for me, although I was worried about Jo Brown. She was feeling increasingly ill and got through that show mostly on sheer willpower. Since we didn’t have…