As a stagehand, you need to be teachable, motivated, have a good attitude, and safe.
We all work together to get a show or event up and running. There's always a time crunch; someone forgot the cables that connect the video wall; there's no light plot; you didn't get enough coffee, etc. Waa-waa. The show WILL happen. Here are some tips to help keep the day pleasant.
As stage hands and live entertainment professionals, we owe it to ourselves and our friends to get educated on how to communicate effectively with people offstage just as much as we pride ourselves in communicating onstage.
Education in the entertainment industry is not limited to higher education college or academia. There are a slew of resources out there on the internet.
Hopefully this will be a series of short snippets of chats that I've had backstage with other stage hands and people in the live entertainment industry. These are real topics with real people. Seldom is there much time to chat for more than a few minutes during calls. It happens mostly during breaks or when… Continue reading Backstage Chat #1 – Diversify Your Income