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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!
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  :)

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.
Tools of the Trade / help with prop
« Last post by kitsee on Jun 05, 2022, 06:12 pm »

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 / I've been away for a long time
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« Last post by Maribeth on Jun 01, 2022, 07:27 pm »
Hi and welcome, Becky!
Tools of the Trade / Samsung Tablet for Prompt/Cues
« Last post by Beckyjok on Jun 01, 2022, 12:09 pm »
Hey all! I have finally decided to update myself into the techno world (yes im 34 and hate computers...). I purchased a Samsung Tablet, but now i dont know how to use it! Are there any apps for easy upload of scripts, documents, and what not that allows me to mark them and make notes like i do in my promp script and cue script?
Introductions / Finally Finding Home
« Last post by Beckyjok on Jun 01, 2022, 12:04 pm »
Hey All! My name is Becky, I live in Columbia, SC!
I went to UofSC and majored in Theatre (I am approx 1 semester short of having my degree... sadly) and life took over and now i work full time in accounting.
I FINALLY started working in theatre again just about 5 years ago, and i am working more and more over the last 2 years.

THANK YOU ALL for any advice and tips/trick to getting to following my dream of being a atage manager that others actually WANT to work with.
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