- Shoutout to all the designers and technicians whose awards were given during commercial breaks and whose speeches were cut to a 5 second sound bite
- Shoutout to all the stage managers and technicians who made the Tony Awards run smoothly and perfectly
- Shoutout to the sound designers who would have been nominated but were robbed of recognition by the still bullshit removal of their award
- Shoutout to every young designer or technician who watches the Tonys year after year while the awards they may one day be nominated for are distributed offscreen because “~There’s no way to fit everyone otherwise~”
- You are a crucial part of theater and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Be loud. Demand recognition. Do not settle for less.
theatre things that remind me of the hogwarts houses
gryffindor: auditioning for the first time, being alone on stage, long choreography rehearsals, the adrenaline of opening night, designing the set on the grid, hauling furniture onto the set, cue to cues, writing a play, improv comedy, waiting at the stage door after a show.
hufflepuff: getting flowers and gifts backstage, taking the final curtain call, highlighting lines, bringing snacks to rehearsal, read-throughs, pulling costumes from stock, set dressing, paint swatches, warm lighting design, perfectly blended sound, directing, waking into a theater you’ve never been in before.
ravenclaw: character analysis, memorizing lines, learning tight harmonies, having the show become second nature, stage makeup, set construction, costume fittings, mic checks, organized prop tables, writing cues, stage managing, experimental theatre, saving old playbills and ticket stubs.
slytherin: callbacks, practicing after rehearsal, selling program ads, an understudy/swing going on for the first time, fight calls, strike, production meetings, late night paint calls, cool-toned lighting design, spiking the stage, fly rails, producing, watching a bootleg, playbill giveaways.