Spring ’19 – Tour and Freelancing!

After “We Are The Tigers” closed on April 1st, I ran the strike crew and was able to get the audio package struck and returned to Sound Associates in 17 hours AND down one crew member our second day!

The rest of April I was out on the road for the first time as A2/Monitor Mixer on “Million Dollar Quartet.” I had a great time getting to work with our small but mighty road crew (5 of us traveled with the show), different local crews, and in a variety of venues to get our show up and running each night.

Visiting the real life Sun Records in Memphis. Here’s me and my A1, Rob Brooksher, posing with the actual Shure 55 used by Elvis!
#tourhammocking in Robinsonville, MS

The rest of April, May and June I spent working on a variety of load-ins, shop preps, and one-off gigs, plus training to sub on two off-broadway productions and a regional theatre children’s show. They were: “The Waffle House Five” at the Milford Arts Council, “Antigone in Ferguson” at St. Ann’s Church, and “A Strange Loop” at Playwrights Horizons.

My Front of House setup for “The Waffle House Five”, a new family musical produced by Pantochino Productions at Milford Arts Council
An especially exciting one-off: paging cable for Dave himself at a live taping of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman”. My first Local 1 contract!
Volunteering for the load-in of Broadway Bares: Take Off at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Proud to be part of an event that raised OVER $2 MILLION for BC/EFA!
a surprise “We Are The Tigers” reunion at “A Strange Loop” – Beth is principal Guitar/Key 2 here, Joe and Aaron were both subbing in (as was I!)

As if that didn’t keep me busy enough, I also prepared for and took the Local 1 Apprentice Test, in hopes of gaining access to membership in the union covering Broadway stagehands. I’ll hear back about my results in the next few weeks!