Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Director: Syd R.
Sold out whole weekend!
Strike went well
Returning scripts to rights company
Really loved directing—easier than anticipated
Felt like E-Board was good for giving advice and guidance
Actor contracts were helpful
MD: Ben C.
It has been a pleasure working with such a hardworking and talented team
Audition and callback process was stressful and needs to be addressed
For future creative teams: communication is key; make sure to keep everyone in the loop at all times
For future MDs: be aware that using a digital sound system in the Student Theater can be susceptible to interference from equipment used by Agganis Arena
Overall, one of the best show experiences yet
Choreographer: Arielle K.
Such a beautiful product and process—feeling grateful
On-campus outreach was really effective
Appreciated having E-Board and advisor support through challenges
For future creative teams: make sure to check in with each other on a human level and stay in constant communication
Everyone needs more dance in their lives!
TD: Brian R.
Tech process was simple and went smoothly overall though sometimes intensive
Easy to work with creative team
Everything came in on time—yay!
E-Board was very supportive
For future TDs: reach out to other TDs to offer to help with their shows
In the future, all technical directors could be announced together
Recommends Kendall for being a TD in a heartbeat
SM: Ariana T.
Has 15 scripts and 2 music books returned
Announce SMs earlier to avoid confusion and improve communication—before rehearsal process; also involve producers and tech teams earlier in process
700 Beacon worked well for rehearsal, but would be beneficial to find a space that doesn’t go back to back with OBOB
Has a lot of confidence with Harrison
Would have liked multiple ASMs
Contracts were effective; gave grounds for talking about attendance
Stick together as a team, present a united front
Thanks to Eric and Steve!
Producers: Andrea R. and Sage H.
Had a great time producing
Co-head producers worked well, but can sometimes be a challenge to communicate
Would be helpful to have division of power talk sooner
For future producers: start tasks sooner (reserve Warren poster in advance!) and stay in communication with SAO; learn Photoshop
Threat Level Midnight: Sage H.
Received rehearsal schedule for tech week
Made a tech folder—thanks Katie!!
Cast is sending conflicts
Trying to rehearse outside the theater for one night
The Chilling Adventures of Remy the Rat: Taylor H.
Got in touch with cast last week, but couldn't find a time to rehearse before tech week
Got the script from Erin and Maggie
Sent script to tech departments; sent Katie tech needs, wants, and wishes
Wrote some blocking into script online for actors
Blocking the entire show with actors tomorrow
Soft off-book is Tuesday, hard off-book is Wednesday
Residents: Chinda E.
Held a lot of rehearsals in the past two weeks
Two scenes left that aren’t entirely blocked
Clint has list of tech needs that will be sent to Katie
No musicians tomorrow
Ham Night or Twelvelet or Much Ado About Nothing: Brian R.
Is a mess but it’s fine
First rehearsal tonight; going over character work
Sent script to actors
Getting a tech list to Katie
TD: Katie L.
Spoke to directors over email about tech needs
Sent out lists and scripts
Talked to Kim about call times
Tech at 6, run at 8
Move in is tomorrow at 5 pm
Received Space keys from Brian at board
SM: Kim Z.
Trying to be useful despite physical ailment
Sent out schedule for tech week via email; included all contact info
Planning week with Katie and Matt—so excited to work with them!
Producer: Devon M.
Producing is going well
Met with Chrissy before break; going to meet with producing team tomorrow
Dividing tasks based on interest and skill
Eventbrite issue that’s being fixed
Overall show title: “Our Resident Shakespearian: Threat Level Methane”
Open Board Business:
Had office hours
Been in conversation with Vagmo director; should hear from them re: theater bookings
Did sound for Hair one night
Hair strike went well
Let Big Fish know that they could use the theater Sunday
Doing sound for One Acts
Worked on Hair
Booked rooms for next semester
Working on One Acts
Has Hair scripts; need to be returned
Communicating with One Acts Directors
Preparing for Nom Com for GM #4
Not at E-Board today—flying back to Boston
Didn’t do much this week due to being in the hospital
SMing One Acts—very excited!
Sent messages to all the producers about reimbursements
Submitted The Nerd reimbursements and cash from door ticket sales for Hair
Sent feedback forms to Hair producers
Working on costumes for One Acts
Met with One Acts producers; fixing Eventbrite
The Burials sent a new contract; waiting on payment
Submitted rights request for Noises Off
Received Assassins contract
Waiting on 25 Live confirmations for events to be created
Worked on Hair; strike went smoothly
Making Tech Show announcement at GM #4
Made and distributed One Acts tech lists; super excited about Katie being TD!
Working on feedback forms for TDs and other TAs
Following up on dumpster for Space cleaning
Taking ideas for tech show