This show benefits greatly from having as dark a blackout as possible.
Considerations often overlooked include:
Do the illuminated EXIT signs cast light onto the stage?
If so, we can use Cinefoil to block the edge casting light to the stage
Are there lights in the tech booth that can be turned off, re-angled, or dimmed?
Do the stairs lights in the audience cast light onto the stage?
Sometimes glow-tape can be used on the stairs instead of the floor lights.
This show uses a single, top-down hard-edge spot-light casting an 8-foot diameter circle on the upper centre stage floor, giving about 2-feet of space between its upper edge and the upstage black curtain or traveler. If there is a mid-stage traveler, we would use it, and have the spot light set downstage of that.
The only other theatre lights used are general house lights and wash for the pre-show look and for when the performers do their curtain call. The rest of the lighting comes from the performers’ costumes.
We use a water-based hazer. Does the theatre have one we can use or should we bring our own?
Sound is run from Qlab, which can be run from our laptop or your house machine.
Depending on venue size, we might use our wireless headset mics
2 x Sennheiser ew 100 G3 wireless headset microphones
If there is 15’ in front of the traveler, we will keep the traveler closed. This can include an apron.
Stage depth preferred: 18’ – 25’
Audience needs unobstructed view of mid-stage 2-feet off the ground. The show benefits most from either a raised stage or raked seating or both.
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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. // Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.