Hiya!

otto

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Washington, DC
Hiya! I'm Otto, a junior at Blair High School, just outside of DC. I've done theatre for the past three schoolyears and two summers. We're working on the the (early)spring musical right now, Once Upon a Mattress, and I'm LD....eek. I'm here to pick up any insight, wisdom, or whatever you want to throw at me; I like learning about everything. I just happen to like learning about Theatre a bit more.

Maybe I'll learn something in-depth about LDing, too...nothing worse than an idiot newbie swaggering around with gel samples before they've even plotted lights. Eek. Not naming names.

But, yeah, HI!
 

avkid

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hello!! Tips: always safety cord fixtures, keep some extra cords around for beating disobediant crew members
 

otto

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Haha, thanks. Beating them with safety cables isn't that much fun though. What's fun is threatening to dangle them from the catwalk...heh heh. Pranks are nice, too.
 

ccfan213

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Jun 20, 2004
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Maryland
hi,
were doing once upon a matress for our spring show too!
ive always wanted to fly myself up, but ide have no way to get down!
 

propmonkey

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Jul 22, 2004
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Milwaukee, WI
we did mattress my freshman year, 3 years ago. welcome to the forums im sure we will all benefit from your posts.
 

propmonkey

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i still prefer taking them to the grid or tuxedo heavan and leave them in there with the lights off....
 

SuperCow

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I've always wanted to mummify someone in Gaf tape, put a harness on them, take them up into the grid, and suspend them over the stage. It's probably ahainst several dozen laws, but it would be funny! A nice welcoming to the theater for any new crew member who acts like they know it all, don;t you think?
 

propmonkey

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i know before i was a freshman they used to give all the new crew swirlies....i had a few friends and they stuck up for me. i think we need to start that tradition again, whoes with me?
 

otto

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Dec 26, 2004
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Washington, DC
Nonono. You tell them to sit on a pipe while you're reweighting it, until you can "find some sandbags." Let it run away two or three feet (but catch it before they DIE). Heh. Nice tech version of chicken. Also, have a 9v battery licking contest-- most in fifteen minutes wins. Prize for numbest tongue.