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January 10 of 12
It's about time.  I took pictures on the 12th (and 13th) of this month to finally play the 12 of 12 game.  (Alright the 10 out of 12 game - I was close.)  I was in tech for my current show so this one is highly theatre centric, and also entirely indoors.    Whooo - let the games begin.

This is the callboard - it's what everyone sees when they walk in the door.  Fun things like calendars, page breakdowns, and a check in sheet can be found here.

As I head out to where I'm going to work for tech, this is the view of the house from the stage.  Notice that the house is really wide, given that I cut off both sides with this photo, and the balcony.  If you look straight back to the right see the table with the two computer monitors...

Here's what it looks like behind it, welcome to the light designers table.  His space is rather tidy.  Also notice the few crew members setting up for rehearsal.

Then there's my table.  That's my call script front and center, with my laptop and printer to the right.  Notice I have two microphones, one lets me talk directly to backstage and no where else, and the one with the orange monkey is the god mic.  The odd black box with pull levers are my cue lights - when the switch is on it makes a rope light of a certain color light up backstage, putting the crew in standby.  When I pull the switch to off and the lights go off that is the 'go' for the crew.  There are also a variety of toys and things like my water bottle.

Here's a close up of my book - for each show every color of post it flag is its own thing.  For this show green=sound, blue=lights, and yellow=shifts.  This is the transition from I.6 into I.7 and you can see my notes about what I'm using as the cue to call things.

This is why tech makes my back hurt.  The tables are suspended over the backs of the seats, so actually sitting down into a seat puts me too low to work on the table, or see over it to the stage.  So instead we all have our padded butt boards that balance on the arm rests.  I usually end up sitting on mine, and putting the seat down as a foot rest.  But it still leaves you really far back from your working surface.  If anyone has good ergonomic ideas for this, holler.

Alright coming up is a sequence of three different shots of the stage, with three different sets.  The scenery moves a lot and John Wilson, the set designer, created a cool world.

Lecture Hall



Here's a shot of backstage left, notice the motor at the center bottom of the photo. 

So that's my 10 out of 12 for January, and my first photo post ever. 

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Very cool! I love all the backstage stuff and seeing the sets. I've got auditions for Drama Club tomorrow - 62 kids to audition for 15 speaking parts. Hopefully most of them will be content to be Bo Peep's sheep or Mary's little lambs.

I hope your auditions go well. Good luck with all the lambs and sheep.

Hey, I know that theatre! Heh.

I like all the stuffed animals on your command center.

Toys are an essential part to any tech process, at least as far as I'm concerned. Sadly I noticed that you can't really tell that my cow is two-headed, I might have to give him his own post.

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Glad you enjoyed it! It was interesting trying to figure out what to take photos of, since so much of the time I just turn pages of my book and watch the stage.

Do you know if they're looking for union or non? Most folks I know are working at the moment but I can ask around.

I see stuff like this all the time and this post is still really cool. Thanks so much for taking all those pictures! One day maybe I will do a 12/12 of my own.

I have a few friends who do the 12/12 thing monthly and its just fun, so I've wanted to play for a while. Glad you liked it.

Makes me feel homesick

oh I miss TW. we are doing onstage rehersals and go into tech next week, but I look at these and miss all the quirks and fun of TW. Hope tech is going well for you, and that even though you are doing motors, it's not as hectic a show as our new Midsummer Nights Dream is going to be.

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You're doing Midsummer? Oh man, I might have to make it to Ashland this summer.

As for motors stay tuned for a post coming later today about the one that is done dead. And died in the middle of Tuesday's performance. Whee!

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oh... I've been in touch with Jim about your motor, so I hear on the dying, but maybe not. Yeah we are doing a 70's midsummer with a VW hippie van and gogo cages...

Great picture post! I love seeing the behind the scenes stuff.

I can't believe you have to sit like that! My back would give up yet.

I'm glad you liked it. I have to remind myself that just because things are normal for me doesn't mean that everyone else is used to them.

And yeah, now that we're running the show I have a proper chair again, but for about a week it mostly sucks. I've learned to schedule a chiropractic appointment for the Monday after tech so I straighten back out asap.

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