I love Technical Theater

  • The sound of everyone’s feet on a stage during a black out
  • when 5 techies go on stage, move a piece and it looks like no one did it
  • the sound of a smooth fly system
  • the feel of a screw driver with a newly charged battery
  • at the end of an act or a show and the curtains close and ten techies converge on the stage at once to do their job
  • being able to see in the dark
  • the satisfaction of building a piece and seeing it on stage knowing how hard you worked on it
  • fixing things the actors break
  • the sound of ripping gaf tape
  • saying jokes into the mic during sound check because ‘Testing 123′ is boring
  • going to a restaurant at the last show
  • watching actors cry about never seeing each other again and knowing that you will always be back
  • getting a cue just right
  • always wearing black
  • when a scene change goes faster and smoother than planned
  • saving something before anyone notices it’s wrong
  • watching actors freak out when something goes wrong and being the only person calm enough to fix it
  • putting 100% of yourself on stage and no one knows you were there
  • learning that the best validation can only come from yourself
  • learning to be creative, quick minded, resourceful, quiet
  • learning to be humble
  • knowing that sometimes you don’t have to be loud to be productive
  • knowing that you don’t have to be seen to do something incredible

One thought on “I love Technical Theater

  1. Resend to rr

    On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 8:55 AM, Act Out wrote:

    > Homestead Theatre posted: ” The sound of everyone’s feet on a stage during > a black out when 5 techies go on stage, move a piece and it looks like no > one did it the sound of a smooth fly system the feel of a screw driver with > a newly charged battery at the end of an act or a ” >

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