aida Error on our part

soundop

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So ya, our whole crew got kicked by the sm today, because she thinks were gonna get suspended, well that probably is the case, we all used our resources and theres a hole on the gird to the roof, so w decided to go thourgh, and the school caught us on secruity so now the show is crewless.but heres the punch line, we were gonna walk out any way because our sm was a ***** to us before this even happend.
 

Edrick

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haha for a second I thought you were my assistant on the forum. But in our case it was students from the event and not by any fault of my team. Janitor still tried to blame us but that's all getting cleared Monday including the part where he told the actual kids on the roof that he would lie for them.

I tell you if you get caught on the roof you don't go run into the prep room and be like OMG HOLY S*(!~! We were just on the roof but the janitor told us he was going to lie and say it was someone else so we don't get introuble.
 

Charc

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Am I the only one whose theater roof is used by the potheads to toke on? They make it too easy to get on top. On the subject of illicit actions in my theater, some people like to get physical in the theater. Having the key to everything (don't mean to flaunt it, Rick) I can hardly imagine why these kids are doing it there. We had a teacher open a closet in her classroom in the theater, and find two students... the list goes on and on.
 

soundop

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Lol, they relized they need the crew, so the schools holding off on us, till after the show. when we all walked in right before the director cancled the show the whole cast gave us a a huge hoooray. heres the funny thing, a few actors were with us
 

Charc

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So ya, our whole crew got kicked by the sm today, because she thinks were gonna get suspended, well that probably is the case, we all used our resources and theres a hole on the gird to the roof, so w decided to go thourgh, and the school caught us on secruity so now the show is crewless.but heres the punch line, we were gonna walk out any way because our sm was a ***** to us before this even happend.
I'm curious on how your stage manager was being a series of asterisks to you before. What did she do, act, etc.? I try to be extremely careful with my position of power in the theatre program. I try to make it enjoyable for everyone, give them opportunity to learn and work 1:1, I try and let them own their shows. I don't try and bark orders on an ego trip. Sometimes I feel like I'm giving too many orders, but at the same time it's also unavoidable in some situations. Any constructive criticism to give here?
 

soundop

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she was just a b****, she barked stuff that was impossible to do at once, like fly in 6and 25 at the same time when im the only one there, or somethin will get cahugt and she wont let us explain, untill after we break the set, or she takes her anger out on us, that stuff
 

Toffee

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Really, really?! I would have kicked you off my crew too, if your not going to respect the place your in you don't deserve to be there. If your not allowed on the roof, don't go there. It's simple. Even if she was being extremely mean to you and the rest of the crew, their in charge, deal with it or leave and don't look back. I can't tell you the number of times I have seen a person who was angry at the SM leave and get replaced within the hour.
 

soundop

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well the hole we went thourgh was on the grid
 

Eboy87

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Regardless where the hole was, you were in a place you weren't supposed to be for a number of reason. I don't think I need to go into the school's reasons for not allowing people on the roof. This is not the way to make points with the powers that be. Suppose someone fell off the roof, then what? I don't want to sound confrontational, but the school is in the right here.

As for the SM, not much you can do there; that's the way the cookie crumbles. I've worked with many SMs before, and some were better than others. One bitched me out for wearing addidas warm-up pants on crew because they had white stripes on them (awsome band by the way). Unfortunately it's a fact of life. You just need to keep your sense of humor with you to get through.

Good luck, and hope for the best.
 

astrotechie

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haha for a second I thought you were my assistant on the forum. But in our case it was students from the event and not by any fault of my team. Janitor still tried to blame us but that's all getting cleared Monday including the part where he told the actual kids on the roof that he would lie for them.

I tell you if you get caught on the roof you don't go run into the prep room and be like OMG HOLY S*(!~! We were just on the roof but the janitor told us he was going to lie and say it was someone else so we don't get introuble.
Well since you thought it was me, i go and say something.

Ok, so yea i think we are going to get suspended and it is literally 5days before the annual drama production (play). And guess what if we do get suspended, they are up a creek with out a TD and a SM/Asst TD/ASM. And illegal activities, highly not up there, we are the most nicest, well behaved, and non-criminal people of the school. I can get you ppl that do worse than doping up. I can get walking coke and heroin addicts.

And here is a lesson, what you say in front of ppl, esp stupid seniors.
 

Edrick

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The school has no grounds for suspension. Don't worry you wont get susspended. It's not like the OP situation where their team was the actual people who went on the roof. If anyone gets suspended it will be the students who were on it.
 

Edrick

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Lets not go start playing the racial card here priynk. But this isn't the place to discuss wether or not you're getting susspended or for what reason you think it will happen.
 

soundop

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lol all is true, and we got off
 

avkid

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I would suggest that all you people in Woburn, Mass. keep this quiet until the situation is officially resolved.
Google is not your friend in a situation like this. I have been retained in situations to do online background research on individuals.
I do a preliminary check on all my new volunteers, you would be amazed at what comes up.
I would suggest you edit down what you have already posted to very general statements, if anything at all.