"A proven old trick is adding Phosphorus. How, you ask? Add a cap full of liquid laundry detergent (Tide, to generic brands) look on the ingredients label. To one gallon of latex paint. White is most reflective but, will work on…"
"I've been in sound design for to many years to know that ASAP and BMI contracts do not include Theatre pre-show, intermission or scene change music. In fact if you play music in the confines of the script, your rights are limited to what…"
"I agree, coming from a wardrobe perspective, mic belts are easier to use, and if you're worried about the elastic loosening, add more velcro or multiple bar rows. They are easier to access, and much easier to clean. But please make them out of…"
"Multiple copyrights are involved even if it is just a single unauthorized picture. The playwright has a copyright, the designers, the director, the actors, and even the photographer. At the professional level, the unions/guilds involved have clear…"
"The issue is not the royalties since it is only a picture and not a full video recording. The problemis the distraction factor to the audience and the actors. If the picture is taken at the wrong time and from close up it can blind an actor at the…"
"You can't be nice in this kind of situation. You have to get in their face, politely, tell them it's a violation of copyright, and you'll have to have them leave if they don't stop. It's tough, but it has…"
"Actually the proper procedure is to have someone from the company present, ie House Manager and/or security, escort the patron out of the show if you wish, and they have to physically erase any and all photos or videos from their camera. You…"
"For me there are stages I use
Safety rules I want followed (As the production dictates) This every crew hand must sign off on.
Pre check list. Over time a given venue will have a common template you might be able to copy.Tech checks, call…"
"My rule of thumb is: If you can't find it easily, keep it. If they're valuable then you won't be able to replace them if you need them later. And you most likely will. Clean them up and set them aside somewhere."
"my 2cents: We keep them with an attempt at extra reverence, and fix them up to rent them out with high replacement values (when they're not needed for our productions, of course). I've built custom carts (with old otherwise-unusable…"
"Gina, I can only tell you what I have and my experience using photography in theatre. I hope your not taking pictures during a performance. A rehearsal is better because if the cast, crew and stage manager can approve, the lights can be tweaked up…"
"Out in Aurora IL. there is a small theatre company and they put all their props on display. hanging on walls, ceilings, they store them in this fashion. I thought it was clever to do because you always knew what you had and if you…"