Behind the Scenes of La Bohème
Check out this backstage time lapse video of our classic Zeffirelli production of Puccini's LA BOHЀME. These massive sets require perfectly timed scene changes and the coordination of hundreds of company members. This epic production returns to the stage in the 15-16 season! http://bit.ly/1LFHmnFPosted by The Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Know your tech skills and you're more likely to work backstage.
"over the course of his 10 weeks there, a little taste of everything. Sometimes even that was too much; the job called ''Super'' meant picking cigarette butts and other garbage from the brilliant green lawn in front of the theater. Other jobs were hit or miss. ''Run Crew'' might mean operating a spotlight for the new musical ''R Shomon'' at the festival's smaller stage, the Nikos; or dressing its star, Audra McDonald; or mopping the deck or setting the props or filling actors' glasses with too much ice and getting upbraided for it. The best assignment was ''Lines,'' which meant helping one of the Equity actors (perhaps Ms. Tomei?) memorize her part."
My friend Herrick Goldman posted this on the stagecraft mailing list.
"In a world where politics asks "why teach critical thinking?" we have this video series, which reminds me of a lighting lecture mr. Parker does... Enjoy And watch the rest of her stuff.."
So, I had to watch. Great video...
Anti-parabola propoganda, plus musing on math class, cardioids, connect the dots, envelopes of lines, even a bit of origami.
There is a current movement to include those who have been assigned to special education classes in regular classes. This brings up the question, how may we include special ed. kids in tech theater?
In my classes, I have kids who are afraid of heights. This does not make them special ed. compared to the others who can climb a ladder with ease. Each and every kid is able to contribute to the technical theater program.