Here’s some examples of the mix paperwork I prepared for Goodspeed’s production of the new musical, “A Sign of the Times,” which featured a score of songs made famous by Petula Clark and other artists from the early 1960s. Book by Bruce Vilanch, Directed by Gabriel Barre.
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Here is some of my work as Wireless Microphone Technician on Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht. As is my custom, these notes were printed on 3×5 index cards that I kept in my cargo pocket and used in order to reference what my duties were throughout the show.
Some samples of paperwork from my time as a Wireless Microphone Technician at Goodspeed Musicals.
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.
Here is some paperwork from my time as Wireless Microphone Technician on Dallas Theater Center’s production of Les Misérables. Printed on 3×5 index cards for use in show. As you can see, I had both a lot and nothing to do at the same time! Sometimes my job was to switch a mic, sometimes just to be standing somewhere strategically to check someone’s mic placement without their really needing to know that that’s why I was there…you know the drill 🙂
This piece was composed in the style of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company for a hypothetical design of the short play Catastrophe, written by Samuel Beckett. I imagined it as a prelude to this preparation of a play, hearing an orchestra tune up, getting the audience into the mindset of being at the theatre, but then abruptly reminding them that it isn’t all fun and games here.
(the drawing that serves as the cover art is also a Becca Stoll Original)