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Tools of the Trade / Kit Containment
« on: Sep 20, 2018, 10:05 pm »
What do you all use to carry your kit gear?

I've been using an old-lady grocery cart with my various boxes (sewing kit, tool kit, med kit, stationary kit, &c.) stacked inside, but I have friends who use fishing tackle boxes, construction-site toolboxes, hotel housekeeping carts, &c., and recently I've been very interested in those larger rolling cosmetic train cases.

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For people working on colonised land (I get the impression a lot of people here are from North America? But also anyone else to whom this applies), I'm wondering what the various regional norms are for land acknowledgements and any thoughts and suggestions for the choices you make when drafting one? There's a LOT of variation where I am, and I have strong opinions on some aspects of the one I do, but it's also always evolving.

Some basic questions to get started:
  • If the name(s) have been anglicised, do you use the anglicised names or the names in their languages?
  • What descriptors do you use for the land? (unceded, ancestral, occupied, traditional, stolen, &c.)
  • Are you on treaty land and how does that affect your choices?
  • Are there political tensions between local nations and how do you navigate that?
  • Does your company do a version for the programme, and does that differ from the spoken one?
  • What's your position on including an expression of gratitude?
  • If you draft yours in consultation with your company/producer/venue, have there been conflicts and how do you navigate that?

Mine as it stands is:
We acknowledge that this performance is taking place on stolen land within the unceded and occupied territories of the Halqemylem peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəyəm, Sḵwx̱w7mesh, and Səlil̓wətaɁɬ nations.

What's yours?

Edited to add topic tag - Maribeth

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Introductions / Hi from Canada
« on: Jan 13, 2018, 10:06 am »
Heyo, my name's Andy (short for Miranda), and I'm an SM from Vancouver - mostly do plays and musicals, some opera, some circus, occasionally dance. On the fence about going the caea route, so I'm non-e for now.

I come from a theatre family - I was supposed to become an actor, but I did not love it. Got into lighting for a while, but my main money gig since I was mid-teens has been stage management. Never went to highschool but I did the college degree thing - Douglas College, for those who know the city.

Vancouver's is a pretty heavy film/tv town, so I do also moonlight on shoots occasionally - LX, some art-dept, occasionally PA if I'm super broke ;p

cheers,
-Andy

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