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silentshortie

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Just Getting Started
« on: Nov 11, 2016, 03:03 am »
Greetings from Southern California!

My name is Elizabeth Garcia. I am twenty-five year old college student currently pursuing an Associates in Technical Theatre. Today I had an interview for my local theatre for a theatre tech position with a focus on stage management and accepted the job a few hours later. It feels like everything is happening so fast, but it's very exciting! While looking up tips and tricks, I stumbled upon this forum. I'm still pretty new to technical theatre. I look forward to helping out and growing within the stage management community. ;D

Since I can't think of any tips or trivia, I have a really short story. November 2015, I was a stagehand for my school's dance concert. While we were making room backstage, I squatted down to lift a stack of stools from a dance class and heard a very loud, long rip. The inside of the right thigh of my jeans split next to the seam. I told my tech director. He said to use gaff tape because it solves everything. The pants were several years old and I did not want to risk another tear happening while changing the set between numbers. Thankfully, there was a Ross less than three minutes away.
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Re: Just Getting Started
« Reply #1 on: Nov 12, 2016, 12:45 pm »
Welcome, Elizabeth! Congrats on the upcoming gig :)

Are you at Valley College, by any chance? If so, send me a private message... I spent a lot of hours learning and working on that campus, and would love an update!

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Re: Just Getting Started
« Reply #2 on: Nov 13, 2016, 04:04 am »
Thanks Meg!

Sorry, I'm not attending Valley College. I can't say I even know where it's at.
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