Ah, tech. A special time for anyone in theater. For the cast it’s not only the beginning of the last stretch into performance, but the first time most will actually meet and get to talk to various members of the technical staff like the lighting designer who suddenly appears to make everything really pretty.
Yesterday was a long day. Lots of rigging, spotting, rehearsing…. tech involves rehearsals that will stop suddenly every 7 minutes and require the performers to stand in their spot for 5 to 10 minutes (or 20) as various lighting and technical issues are worked out. It is the day where reality vs. intention meet and must duke it out to see which one will prevail.
I thus present to you another slideshow to commemorate the day.
Today we begin out last day of rehearsals before tomorrow’s performance. Hopefully i’ll see you tonight for another run through of events.