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Tools of the Trade / Re: Props: She Loves Me
« on: Oct 31, 2019, 02:36 am »
Have you visited the BTDT (been there done that)? Someone who has done the show should be able to help answer your questions.

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Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / Re: Difficult director
« on: Oct 05, 2019, 02:41 am »
if you can share area of the country and contract, we can send you to the right person in the right office.....

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Looks like a basic sound cue to me. Same as any prerecorded music, with a speaker in the music box or very near where the music box sits. A decent sound person should be able to rig this without any problems. Easy peasy.

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I am getting the script this week, but I need a score. And they didn't order one. Does anyone have a score they are willing to share? Thank you

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Stage Management: Other / Re: Not allowed to use spike tape
« on: Aug 22, 2019, 02:51 am »
You might do a search, as there was a long discussion of suggestions a few years back. But one solution has been sidewalk chalk, which washes off after rehearsal. 

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I haven't done it, but I've seen it. Some really great music and really fun!

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I so agree with all this — and have had my share of burnout a few times. But amusingly, first time I saw the headline I thought it said "Who recognizes burnout as a medical condition?" — that is, a question as opposed to the organization WHO. Made me laugh both ways!

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The Green Room / Re: Lucy Jordan Award nominations!
« on: Apr 22, 2019, 02:49 am »
Yes, kinda..... do the people include AEA members? That is a vital factor, someone who goes above and beyond for union members in particular, and not just the whole theatrical community. Does that make sense?

But we actually honored someone who did just that, along with being on the board of several theatres and insisting on finding ways to help them afford to hire union actors and stage managers.

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The Green Room / Lucy Jordan Award nominations!
« on: Apr 09, 2019, 09:04 pm »
WESTERN REGION FOLKS. Nominations for the Lucy Jordan award — an annual humanitarian award for people who help AEA members in the Western Region, are open. The form is on the AEA website, and we want to see nominations from all over the region. Past honorees have been from Texas, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, LA, Denver and ......well, don't you think there are folks in your area to honor who support AEA members (whether local or passing thru)? We've had folks who love and support every theatre in their town, know every actor and see every show, critics who make a point of highlighting AEA performers and SMs, producers who make sure their theatre is union in right to work states, house managers who treat the actors to a magnificent tech dinner, dressers who make everything calm and do-able and ok, etc etc. The person does not have to be an AEA member, as long as they do things that make our lives and theatre experience better.

If you have trouble finding the form, let me know and I can link it to a message or an email.

Y'all in Utah, Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, and all those other liaison and non-liaison places that have yet to suggest anyone — please nominate someone we can all celebrate!

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Employment / Re: low stipend what to do
« on: Feb 25, 2019, 03:40 pm »
The most important things have been said. However, if this is a passion project, see if you can negotiate compromise in other forms — housing and meals, for example, the kinds of things that make small stipends bearable if you really really love the play or the players.

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...and crew

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Employment / Re: Health insurance
« on: Dec 01, 2018, 02:32 am »
The Actors Fund is the best resource for all things health insurance. Even tho I assume you are not yet union, they may be able to help you out. Give them a call.

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The Hardline / Re: Anonymous Quotes
« on: Nov 27, 2018, 10:04 pm »
This has been a bone of contention among many AEA actors and SMs. Speaking as one who's done some, it's true that I have donated the occasional reading for specific reasons/causes, but no, I am a union SM and I expect to be paid for my time and labor. If I choose to waive it, that's on me. But you'd better offer.

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The Hardline / Re: Collecting info on ASMs
« on: Nov 11, 2018, 11:58 pm »
Yes please, this is an ongoing project. Feel free to PM me with anything you want kept discrete, or print on this network and I will copy/paste with the rest of my paperwork.
Thank you

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The Hardline / Re: Collecting info on ASMs
« on: Oct 03, 2018, 09:02 pm »
Bumping this — I'd love to hear from all the union SMs out there who've had to fly solo on the smaller contracts, of got help if they asked. Leave me a message please, so we can collect a representative sample of experiences and help support some realistic and constructive solutions.
OK?
Thanks

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