The Circus in Winter

Some samples of paperwork from my time as a Wireless Microphone Technician at Goodspeed Musicals.

RFSced_141114_DEE RFSced_141114_JANINE RunSheet_141112 TrackCards_141112

A quick note and story about the 2 RF Schedules: During the run of the show, one of our actresses took ill and since there were no understudies, our stage managers and producers made the difficult decision to cancel a few performances and let her heal. She valiantly powered through after our break, but the production company wound up hiring an alternate to stand by for her.  Based on this, and the technology we were using, we had to have a quick way to get everything ready for Actress A or Actress B.  In my case, this just meant changing a few labels, getting the correct mic rig set up with her packs, and for my mixer, it meant he had to restore the correct gain and EQ settings.  For stage management, it meant helping Actress B with the cut track for this role that she had learned in A DAY. A DAY!  For wardrobe, this meant altering the entire costume back and forth between their sizes since there was only one, so I guess we had it easy! But thanks to Janine, the show went on, and everyone did their best to help make the transition smooth.

The run sheet details my pre and post show duties, the track cards are my preferred way of tracking my during show duties, printed on a set of 3×5 index cards on a binder loop (I stole this format from my wardrobe friends) that live in my cargo pocket.