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Shan Ayers replied to Bryan's discussion Prop Guns on stage in a school environment
"We have a separate, locked cabinet for all of our functioning weapons; blank firing firearms and combat ready swords.  There are three keys to said cabinets so not everyone can access those props.  Non-functioning firearms are, currently,…"
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Danny Zingo! Shakespeare's Literary Agent!

I recently made…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous on Monday.

Emergency Planning

The last discussion I sent out dealt with prop gun safety -- we had a lot of good discussion around it, and shared some best practices on keeping things safe around prop weaponry. And then Paris…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous on Monday.

Prop Guns on stage in a school environment 4 Replies

In my last production we needed three guns to be uses on stage, one that needed to fire and two that were props. We ended up cutting the blank firing one, since I was uncomfortable with the idea of…Continue

Tags: prop, schools, safety, props

Started by Bryan in Literary. Last reply by Bryan Nov 10.

Robe Fixtures for theater

Hello everybody,I would like to know if you use Robe fixtures for theater and what products do you prefer, pros and cons. Any additional info is also appreciate it. ThanksValeriaContinue

Started by Valeria Silva in Backstage Nov 9.

What One Piece of Gear Changed Your Life?

IT'S LDI WEEK!…Continue

Tags: gear, LDI, #ldi2015

Started by Jacob Coakley in Backstage Oct 20.

The onstage cell phone call... 12 Replies

Hi there, I'm designing sound for a show and I'm looking for tips on how to make a cell phone ring onstage. Obviously, we could call it from the booth, but to avoid complications like a lost signal…Continue

Tags: Phone, Cell, Design, Sound

Started by Julia Garlotte in Miscellaneous. Last reply by EB Sep 20.

Cheshire Cat effect 2 Replies

We are doing Alice in Wonderland this fall. Back to the book, as clasic as possible, not the Disney or a kids version. One special effect we are struggling with is how to have a grin with out a cat.…Continue

Started by Doug Lowthian in Onstage. Last reply by Sara Morsey Sep 14.

Definitely Not Approved 2 Replies

OK - so I definitely DO NOT RECOMMEND anyone doing this sort of activity. This is UNSAFE. And the POTENTIAL FOR INJURY and damage to life, limb or property is VAST. Don't do this! Having said all…Continue

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Jacob Coakley Sep 8.

Misheard Lyrics (On purpose or not!) 4 Replies

What musical theatre lyrics did you consistently mishear before you learned the correct ones? Or what lyrics do you still chuckle over because of unintended double entendres? (Even if it’s stretching…Continue

Tags: musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, fart jokes, humor

Started by Jacob Coakley in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Robert D. Carver Aug 24.

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The Writing: Do You Finish? Or Do You Just Have to Stop?

Is the writing of a play ever really over? Articles - even books - I have no problem. But a play ...

Heartland Plays just published my comedy, "Ben Franklin Ate My Homework," and it was a thoroughly pleasant experience from beginning to end. At least for me. I'm not sure how my constant fiddling with the work that I…


Posted by Kevin M Mitchell on November 4, 2015 at 5:48pm

Ten Things Actors Need To Know About Safety

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) serves the High School and College level theatre teachers and students through two publications Dramatics and Teaching Theatre.  The Fall 2015 issue of Teaching Theatre features two articles about performer safety that are good resources for your library.  Share them with…


Posted by Erich Friend on October 20, 2015 at 2:38pm

Deadline Approaching for 2015 High School Theatre Honors Program!

Stage Directions is searching for the best high school theatres from across the country—but the deadline for nominating schools is fast approaching! The 2015 Stage Directions High School Theatre Honors needs your submissions of fantastic high school theatres by 11:59 p.m. Sunday,…


Posted by Jacob Coakley on September 8, 2015 at 12:35pm

Save the Historic California Theatre

Civic San Diego, San Diego City Council:

Save the Historic California Theatre! - Sign the Petition!…


Posted by Erich Friend on September 1, 2015 at 8:11pm


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