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An Australian company I work for has a really nice one that's evolved over a few years of outdoor productions:

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This is the land of the (people) of the (nation) nation. The people of this land have a rich culture of storytelling that reaches into the past for thousands of years. We are honoured to add our story to this history tonight.
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The Green Room / Looking for turn of century photos of theater backstages
« Last post by jmorgan on Oct 18, 2018, 04:14 pm »
hi!

I've been looking for images on the web but have come up empty, I'm writing a story set in an old opera house and would love to see some pix of backstage of the great opera houses of the world. 

any assistance would be hugely appreciated!!

cheers john


ps  I've tried to post this in "homework" but there's no button for "New Post" there? 
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The Green Room / Any historians of turn of century rigging/ backstage?
« Last post by jmorgan on Oct 18, 2018, 04:10 pm »
hi!

i'm writing a short story in an opera around the turn of the century.  my "mc guffin" is revolves around a particular rigging.  I'm tapping in the dark as i'm not expert but I def wanna get it right.  I'd rather chat for a few minutes on the phone as I don't want my plot reveal on the boards.  although my story takes place in the past, I have a feeling an expert rigger today would have a good idea how to solve it. 

please email me if u have a few quick minutes to chat!  thanks  john

johnnyfmorgan@gmail.com
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Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Stage Management Survey
« Last post by KMC on Oct 18, 2018, 02:29 pm »
I am curious how the idea for this survey came about.  I think it could (maybe?) be helpful but its results should be given limited weight.  Remember that the SM team works for the Producer and not for the cast, crew, or designers. 

It's certainly helpful to get perspective from everyone on your team, especially as to how your decisions and "bedside manner" impact them - but would this be more effectively done through relationship building and honest conversation; and during the production as opposed to after the curtain has come down for the final time?

Wow. I sure hope the SM team gets to complete a survey on the cast, crew, and designers for the same reason.
 

Ruth, no kidding!
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Introductions / Re: Stage Managing in Sin City
« Last post by VSM on Oct 18, 2018, 01:25 pm »
Welcome Alan.
What a great attitude you shared with us.
Thank you!
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Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Stage Management Survey
« Last post by RuthNY on Oct 18, 2018, 09:23 am »
Wow. I sure hope the SM team gets to complete a survey on the cast, crew, and designers for the same reason.

Hello All,

I am trying to make an anonymous survey that the cast, crew, and design team completes regarding the Stage Management Team and if they have any criticisms or ways to improve. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should be asking?

Thanks in advance for your support!
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Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Stage Management Survey
« Last post by BenTheStageMan on Oct 17, 2018, 10:57 pm »
The theatre I work for uses Google Forms to collect Artist Surveys after closing.  it populates there responses into a Google Sheets doc.  Completely confidential and anonymized. 
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Tools of the Trade / Re: Breaking and reforming a board
« Last post by Mac Calder on Oct 17, 2018, 06:01 pm »
How much handling does the dream board have prior to being broken - is it hung up somewhere the rest of the time and untouched, or does it need to be handled throughout the show?

Velcro will be hugely obvious to the audience. Every night a great big RRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPP will be heard by everyone in the space. Would not suggest.

One option if it needs to be durable would be to make it out of wood, and then use balsa wood biscuits/dowels between the two pieces. Balsa breaks very easily and it will give an authentic "SNAP".

If it is a quick "Rip off the wall, snap in two" and that is all that happens to the board, I would probably use XPS foam coated with mod podge and magnets with a sound effect if needed.
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