Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Prop Gun Kills Student

Idiots give teen real gun for high school Oklahoma! performance.

Folks, never use a real fucking gun onstage. I don't care who you are, or how cool you might be. There are some really convincing fakes out there. No need to be an idiot about the whole thing.

From Backstagejobs

Pet Peeves:
"Male stagehands that treat female stagehands as idiots: If you can do it, so can she. Or, as my wife likes to say: “If you’re able to do it, it can’t be that hard.” A box that normally needs 1 guy to move does not need 5 guys suddenly “helping” if 1 gal starts to move it. A female electrician is usually just as good, if not better, than her male counterparts."


Thanks, Patrick. This kinda shit makes me crazy. 99% of the dudes I work with are awesome and respectful. But every once in a while I run into the kind of tool who thinks I'm incapable of lifting a fresnel.
Also, while sometimes amusing, it's slightly offensive that every time some non-techie guy comes into the theatre and watches me working, I am called some variation of the word "beasty". Would you say the same to a guy my size doing what I do?

However, this kind of thing is more forgivable, if only because it's a recent development that more and more women are taking on physical "manly" jobs, and I guess some people are still honestly surprised to see that. It sort of reminds me of the story of my childhood friend, Nichole, seeing a black man for the first time and asking her mother why he was covered in mud. It was innocent, but still pretty damned offensive.

NYTimes Theatre Article

Broadway Going Green

I guess it's a big trend. At my theatre, we just installed compact fluorescents in all of our overhead lighting ballasts. Now we just need to jump on that expensive LED bandwagon...a girl can dream.

Hatred # 983:

The finger-pinching horrors of a shitty old mic stand.


Hatred #49:

Steel deck flooring. Made to be installed by the Incredible Hulk and his Super Friends, this type of flooring will inevitably be installed by YOU, who couldn't take on small group of toddlers in a pudding fight.


Have fun with that. I'm gonna go ice my vertebrae now.


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I'm a theatre technician, living and working in NYC. Also an aspiring costumer, makeup artist, playwright and dilettante.
I like to rant about things, I swear like a person who swears a lot, and I work too much. Other than that, my time is spent at home with the puppy or in Chelsea bars with friends and co-workers.