Why should stage crew be appreciated
  • People think it is an easy job unlike acting, but everyone involved in the show ends up spending all their time in rehearsals
  • They do their job in the darkness, I mean how can they see anything?
  • They have to always be aware of actors, who might rush through backstage to get changed or something
  • “Who was in charge of that chair that is still oN sTaGe?”
  • They have to keep track of the time, as blackouts are short
  • “OMG I just made that actor move to the wrong spot on stage by putting set at the wrong angle IT’S MY FAULT” - just an everyday thought
  • They have to squeeze in tiny spaces when the entire cast is waiting behind the curtain
  • When ONE gets sick, the whole algorithm of moving set has to be changed even for one rehearsal
  • There is never enough of them backstage but you cannot have more because of the space
  • They are always there to help everyone backstage by fixing a dress or finding a prop and it is CUTE and SWEET
  • NO YOU DON’T HAVE TO MOVE THE TABLE, I DO THAT”  
  • The amount of squeezed arms and feet overrun by a really heavy set is terrifying 
  • They are not mentioned pretty much anywhere WHY
  • They make stuff like FLYING ON STAGE happen
  • They are truly the ninjas of theatre
  • THEY ARE GREAT AND MUST BE LOVED, thank you
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The most dangerous places in theatre (feel free to add)
  • Orchestra pit (like what is going on there, it’s like a cave, is anyone alive?)
  • The 10*10 meters area around stage manager during tech week
  • Dressing room 5 minutes before the show
  • Behind the curtains, when the whole ensemble is waiting to go on stage
  • Light booth for anyone who isn’t light crew
  • Any staircase set piece in general
  • Space in between a set piece and a dancer in front of you during a dance number
  • In the storage room where all the set/costumes/props/dead bodies are kept (honestly got lost there once, scarred for life)
  • That one free spot that can be used for little personal rehearsal (IM THE LEAD I NEED THIS SPACE)
  • Bathrooms during intermission
  • Backstage if you are not a theatre kid
  • ANY THEATRE SPACE IF YOU ARE NOT A THEATRE KID
  • Beside an unfinished set piece (don’t you dare step on that, i’ll snap your neck)
  • Right in front of the choreographer, who is having a bad day
  • Beside a theatre kid, who just got insulted for doing theatre (honestly the worst)
  • Casting rooms during a callback (the most tension you’ll ever feel)
  • Backstage when there’s only 3 people who don’t really like each other
  • Beside an actor during quick costume change, which isn’t going great (if you see that situation: offer help, get a negative answer/deadly stare, run)
Why should make-up artists be appreciated
  • Three words: CATS THE MUSICAL
  • They can do amazing things to your face like make you 50 years older, isn’t that awesome
  • They are amazing artists and never get the recognition
  • Horror make-up looks so good
  • “Have you seen my small brush? No, not that one. No, that’s not small. No. No. Never mind.”
  • Stage make-up is so complicated and I can’t even draw a straight line
  • When you spent ages on make-up and actor accidentally rubs it all off during a quick change
  • They spend hours on make-up right before the show 
  • They have to be there EVERY SINGLE NIGHT
  • They have to do make up for about 60 people every time and it is truly hard
  • All those little brushes, colours and pallets omg
  • They have to carry that heavy metal make-up case everywhere
  • “Okay how do I draw 5 bruises in 5 seconds during the scene change, HOW
  • THEY ARE GREAT AND MUST BE LOVED, thank you 
Why should props crew be appreciated
  • They can create an exact replica of a real life thing, I mean that takes some serious skills
  • They have so much stuff to create before the show
  • It is really hard to find the needed prop 
  • They are amazing at doing what they have to do
  • It is a really hard job, just like any job in the theatre
  • They are always ready to help backstage with set or costume
  • THEY ARE REALLY NICE AND CUTE
  • “I spent 3 hours on this bus stop sign and they ordered a different one. Wow.”
  • Props tables look so cool I can’t
  • They always worry that actors won’t take their props
  • “Okay so we have 20 beer bottles for scene 2. It’s scene 2, only 5 bottles were taken on stage. i HaTe My LiFe.
  • THEY ARE GREAT AND MUST BE LOVED, thank you.