A Tumbleshrub, if You Will.
Director: (talking about a scene in Les Mis) So the gate is going to turn probably six times during this scene and go back and forth between side of the gate.
ASM (me): uhh… are you going to want me in blacks for the show or a simple costume for all the scene changes?
Dir.: Probably blacks just to save (Costume designer) time.
(we start going through the scene moment by moment)
Dir: It will turn here… here… here..
ASM: I could dress up like a shrub for this scene and hang out by one side of it the whole time.. just a thought. I would make a good shrub.
SM: That would make my night every show
*Submitted by tabzillarawr
n. the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds—an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs.
You mean like when you’re a stage manager locking up the theatre and all its long-gone friends come out to say hello?
(And sometimes goodbye.)
I was teching backstage during a show and I passed my friend who was stage managing and I whispered suck my ten inch dick into her ear, she turned to me in horror and whispered “the headset was still on!” so everyone on headset heard me including our tech director
Five Things The Director Says That Make The Stage Manager Cringe
"It’s been seven years since I did theater last. I mostly acted."
"We’re adding projection."
"We don’t have a script, but we don’t need one. We’ll wing it."
"Eventually we’ll need someone to run the light…board…thing."
"What does a stage manager do again?"
*Submitted by AK
- Boyfriend: That's insanity.
- Me: That's theatre.
This is why we can’t have food in the booth.
Board: He just tried to dip his airplane in my yogurt!
Deck: I’m not sure if that was dirty or not.
*Submitted by aKAnymous
Last year in a rehearsal for the Scottish play, the guy playing Macduff walked out in Act II scene III to say “O horror, horror, horror” but it sounded like “o whore, whore, whore.” Macbeth turned around and said “wow, twas a rough night!”
It’s still not old.
*Submitted by theswimmingbooknerd