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.
Reblogged: Three Tips To Becoming A Costume Designer – Resa McConaghy — Barnes Film Festival Blog
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
It’s important that folks coming into the arts know that there IS money to be made here. While we get a bad rap about not being able to make ends meet, in fact, I’ve personally been making money in this industry for over 20 years and many of my friends and associates have been making… Continue reading Working Backstage Can Pay the Bills