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Job Postings / Job Posting: KCTYA AEA SM for National Tour in Spring 2023
« Last post by Maribeth on Aug 01, 2022, 05:39 pm »
Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audience is hiring crew positions for our Spring 2023 national tour! Our AEA SM position is hired on a TYA AEA Tier I weekly contract. This position pays $900/week plus per diem and housing in a single hotel-room.

SM prep begins - 12/27/22
First rehearsal - 1/3/23
Move to stage - 1/17/23
Tour launch - 1/23/23
Return to DC - 5/7/23

For more information and link to application, please see the full job posting. Other tour crew positions are also available, and can be found here, listed in the Education Department.
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Introductions / Re: I've been away for a long time
« Last post by Mac Calder on Jul 11, 2022, 08:58 am »
Welcome back
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Introductions / Re: I've been away for a long time
« Last post by KMC on Jul 07, 2022, 07:34 am »
A bit of a ghost town these days - but welcome back nonetheless  :)
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Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / Child Guardian/Wrangler
« Last post by EustaceSM on Jun 21, 2022, 08:52 pm »
Hey all!
I am going to be very fortunate to have Child Guardian/Wrangler(s) for my next production of A Little Mermaid. The guardians will most likely be volunteer parents added at Tech.

Does any one have a template or sample for a Runsheet/Cue Sheet for Child Guardians they be willing to share? 

Thanks in advance!

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Tools of the Trade / Re: help with prop
« Last post by maximillionx on Jun 08, 2022, 06:19 pm »
So you're still gettin' science-y, but Gallium is an alternative.

It melts at about 85 degrees, so will go from a solid rock to a mercury-like substance in your palm. It also is used frequently as an alternative in science-like experiments with bare skin, and according to a bit of googling I just did, has no known biological use!

Good luck!
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Tools of the Trade / Re: help with prop
« Last post by kitsee on Jun 06, 2022, 09:59 am »
Ok thanks! - I don't need it to bead like mercury for this production but great idea about the salt I will remember that for future.

My problem is - the liquid will be poured from a decanter to a glass live on stage and it needs to look like a mercury-esq substance. I guess I could use unset gelatin but this production is with a fringe and the time constraints and lack of access to kitchen etc won't make it easy.

Thus my question - hoping to pick peoples brains for other things I could possibly use  :)

thanks!
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Tools of the Trade / Re: help with prop
« Last post by Mac Calder on Jun 06, 2022, 12:50 am »
Mercury is very liquid... so you probably don't need to thicken if all you need it to do is poor. If you want to bead like mercury, you need to increase the surface tension more than the viscosity - which you can do with salt...
 
I would probably use silver mica powder for colour. It's a little bit magic-potion-esq, but from a distance, it's silver.
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Tools of the Trade / help with prop
« Last post by kitsee on Jun 05, 2022, 06:12 pm »
Hi

I am working on props and need to create a liquid that can be poured between a decanter and glass that looks somewhat like liquid mercury
any ideas? I have used gelatin before for prop drinks but in this case I really need something that can be poured - thanks in advance!
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Introductions / Re: I've been away for a long time
« Last post by VSM on Jun 04, 2022, 10:27 am »
Welcome Back!
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Introductions / I've been away for a long time
« Last post by MatthewShiner on Jun 02, 2022, 02:41 pm »
Looking to come back and see if I can help restart activity on this web site.
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