Why We MUST Respect the Tech Crew

Why We MUST Respect the Tech Crew

I rarely hear anything more ignorant than, “All the techies do is push buttons and get annoyed with us.” It’s so wrong and just plain horrible.

I will admit to having underestimated what it takes to be a theatre technician in the past. Not only the skill, but the amount of sheer drive, love for the craft, and patience that the job requires are astounding to me.

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Appreciating the Actor: A Techie Perspective

Appreciating the Actor: A Techie Perspective

The acting ability of the people I know and work with on a daily basis blows me away. I found myself watching Heathers and I thought “Wow, JD is a jerk” but then I almost immediately remembered: “oh right, that’s Bambi, he’s the nicest person ever!” Even as an assistant stage manager on The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, I would sometimes be listening to the final speech of our leading man (the title character, who is supposed to be like Hitler), I would have chills listening to him. But twenty minutes later, back in street clothes he was the nicest guy, giving everyone compliments about the performance. 

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