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Tips: Preshow Checklists
« on: Nov 04, 2006, 06:53 pm »
1) Instead of having several pages of the same list to use every night, or check boxes on a page, place your checklists in a clear plastic sleeve "sheet protector" and use a dry erase marker.
Each night, write the date on the top, and that way, you can use the same list over and over. If you wipe it off at the end of each night, it will wipe away easily. If it does get 'stained', either rub more dry-erasemarker ink on top and wipe immediately OR use rubbing alcohol to clean.

2) Please make sure you diagram your props presets - 'idiot proof' it. If an actor depends on a prop being in the same place everytime, it's your job to make sure that even if you are not there (the old hit by a bus on the way to the theater theory), that ANYONE can come in and do your preset and no one would know the difference.

Submitted by Trudy

Addendum by L. Beacham:
Putting checklists in sheet protectors is great, but I've found that dry erase marker gets messy, and rubs off easily onto hands, clothing etc. Sharpie works much better, and doesn't rub off. To get it clean at the end of the night, a cotton ball or tissue with rubbing alcohol takes it right off! This works the same if you have prop tables/ carts that have plexiglass shelves. You can label your table, and then wipe it off when the show is done.

Tags: preset paperwork 

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