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The Green Room / Re: SM Hobbies
« on: Sep 28, 2011, 04:10 pm »
I am absolutely OBSESSED with sports, predominantly basketball and football. During the NFL season, a lot of my spare time is spent managing my fantasy team! 

Self-Promotion / A Behanding in Spokane - Chicago
« on: Aug 01, 2011, 04:18 pm »
I'm super excited to be working on my 2nd show with Profiles Theatre, A Behanding in Spokane. Rehearsals start real soon, opening the first week of September!

Self-Promotion / Midwest premiere of Fifty Words - Chicago, IL
« on: May 22, 2011, 11:46 am »
I'm stage managing with Profiles theatre for Fifty Words. Tonight marks the last show of the first week, and we run through June 26. It's my first show out of college, and I'm having an absolutely great time. The show is just a fun/scary process for an SM! I love it!

We finally tested the "acrylic" breakaway jar, and it works like a charm! We can step in it without hurting ourselves, it breaks VERY easily, and it gives a nice sound effect when it shatters. Hopefully our actress can continue with her good aim (she throws them in a fit of rage - no better time to throw refrigerated items...) in order to keep the audience members sitting on the floor as calm as possible. I will find out the company we ordered them from today and get back to y'all. We have $600 worth of jars on their way here. The product is legit; the price tag is not!


Did you do anything else to the wine glasses to make sure they didn't shatter? Throwing a wine glass, even with scored glass, seems like it would shatter about.

I think we are going to buy some acrylic type break away glass and then spray it with some mosaic glue to keep the flying shards to a minimum. We are waiting on the samples to come in, so I will keep yall updated on the outcome.


I am currently stage managing Fifty Words by Michael Weller and there is an intense part in the show where the female character hurls objects from the refrigerator at the male actor. One of these objects is a glass jar that is supposed to break. To top it all off, she has to "step" on the glass and cut her foot.

Let me establish a few things:

Firstly, it is a store front theater, so it is very small and intimate. The 50-seat audience is on both sides of the stage (the first row is actually on stage), and the stage is small....

Secondly, we have like 15 performances, so we would like to avoid using the expensive sugar glass.

Finally, we want this to be safe (lol) for the actors on stage because it is not swept up for about 10 minutes.

I have searched the forums for old topics, and none of the information I read fully helps out my situation. We will buy sugar glass jars if we can't think of anything else, but we don't want to have to spend all that money! I did read that if you use glue on both sides of the glass it can help prevent shattering? Does anyone know how well this works? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Self-Promotion / Re: Working - Chicago, IL
« on: Mar 13, 2011, 03:20 pm »
Oh awesome!!!! I work in The Water Tower across from the theatre it's performing at! Every night around 9:20 I see audience members leaving with smiles and good words about the show. Enjoy the rest of your run!!


Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Mentorship Program
« on: Aug 04, 2010, 12:44 am »
I would really be interested in the mentoring program.  I think it would be awesome for people like me, who are stepping into the professional world and looking for a place to start. It would also really help with learning the ins and outs of the professional world, since it does differ from school.  It would really help with networking and experience as well!
Amen to this! I am worried that my school didn't even begin to teach me what happens in the real world through classes and actual SMing.

The Green Room / Re: What's on your screen?
« on: Jul 31, 2010, 05:06 pm »
Modern Family
True Blood
South Park
So You Think You Can Dance
30 Rock
and then whatever is on Nickelodeon while I fall asleep.

The Green Room / Re: What did you learn today?
« on: Jul 20, 2010, 10:18 pm »
Today I learned there was such thing as a "double used" text book. I also learned that these "double used" text books still run over $55.

There was a bee infestation in the theatre! There was no one willing to combat the bees. We had to call a professional.

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