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Hello! As I did with the Spooky Empire Convention last month, I’ve compiled a list of links to all the video’s I’ve come across of Lana at the Fairytale II Convention that took place over the weekend. I may have missed some, so if you one that isn’t listed below, be sure to drop us a message and I’ll add it in! :)

Images will be added soon, so look out for that post as well as keeping your eye on this one for updated links. Enjoy!

Day 1.

Day 2.

POC FC MASTERLIST

I’ve noticed in the RPG community there are always mods out their struggling to think up POC FC’s to add into their RP’s in order to make things more diverse, realistic and to get rid of the very evident white washing issue. So, in turn I’ve slowly been creating a list of POC actors and actresses that would be perfect for any RPG in the hopes that some out there might find it useful. They’re all quite mainstream meaning there’s a good variety of gifs for majority of them, so there’s no need for excuses for lack of roleplayable gifs (Some may be lacking but I predict they’ll have a larger variety of gifs soon enough).  

  • Below the cut you’ll find a list of 75 POC FCs, split into male and female with their ancestry listed beside.
  • You’re free to add more to the list if you feel fit or even request for me to add more to the list to keep it all under one read more. 
  • All information is taken from each actor's Wikipedia page so if you find any errors, feel free to message me politely and I will fix it up.
  • This isn’t close to finished since I’ll keep adding to it over time while I gather more FC’s here and there.
  • Warning: I don’t have nearly as many males as I do females.

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Stuff to survive a long hospital stay

Look, this assumes you know to bring pajamas and clothes and books and your laptop and your phone charger cords and nonskid socks/slippers and a bathrobe and your own pillow/blankie. Under this cut is a list of other items that has been really good to me for the last few weeks. Use it however you want; most of you are young and may not need it yourself, but if you bring one or some of these things to a friend in hospital, then you might win an award or something. It could happen. 

If you want to add stuff of your own: god, please do. It looks like (fingers crossed, wood knocked, self crossed, candles burnt, abject begging, etc) I am headed home soon, but there’s another week coming probably in October, so more strategies to try are good. And if you want my best clear liquid diet tips: hit me up. I have become one with the clear liquid diet. 

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A Stage Manager's Glossary [Masterpost]

I’ve had a lot of new stage managers ask me for all sorts of advice, and I thought a consolidated glossary of terms used in professional companies around the US would be helpful. 

To some, these terms might seem extremely basic or given, such as ‘stage manager’ or 'callboard’, but I wanted to make sure every term was listed, basic or 'intermediate’.

This is the masterpost, where I’ll update them as I go. I’ll also be posting the individual terms as separate posts. If that gets annoying, I’ll just consolidate them to this post. 

In addition to this, I’ll be making more posts to go along with the terms. For example, on 'Preproduction’, I’ll also make a post with a list of items to be done during the preproduction week, and a generic time-line to use. 

If you see any errors, or would like to add onto a definition, please let me know!

In addition, if you would like to know a term, or would like to add one to the list, send me a message. 

You may also view/download via Google Docs. [soon!]

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  • 10/12 – [or 10 out of 12] a technical 12 hour work day with a two-hour break. The company works 10 out of 12 of those hours. This usually means the first day of tech. 
    • 10/12s are the first day that the actors/technicians/designers put all their work together. Every company is different, so this might consist of a cue to cue or a work through.
    • The term 10/12 is an Equity (AEA) term, which is a reason it’s so widely used.
  • Actor’s Equity Association – [or AEA or Actor’s Equity] is an actor’s union established in 1913 due to the working conditions for the actors and stage managers at the time. Actor’s Equity is now one of the leading theatrical unions in the USA.
    • When an actor or stage manager ‘goes Equity’, they are required to work under an Equity contract. Theatre companies around the US are under Equity contracts with different classifications. For more information, click here.
    • Actor’s Equity also enforces rules such as breaks and days off. This is where the 5/55 10/80 breaks come from. [5 minute break after 55 minutes, 10 minute break after 80 minutes.] Click here for an awesome SM break calculator.
  • Actor’s Information Packets - [see Preproduction] are folders put together by the management team on the first day of rehearsals. These packets include schedules, contact information, wallet phone cards, and equity information, if applicable. 
    • These packets may also go to designers or technicians. 
    • The packets may include information on local restaurants, directions from hotels, etc. for out of town company members. 
  • Agendas - means a report of things to occur or to be discussed, and there are different uses of the term in the theatrical world. 
    • One meaning could be an agenda of a meeting, such as a production meeting. This shouldn’t be confused with a rehearsal or production report, which reports on what actually occurred.
    • Agendas of rehearsal are also used in conjunction with rehearsal schedules. 
  • American Guild of Musical Artists - [or AGMA] is a theatrical labor union for Opera singers and dancers. (I think there are a few musicians as well, but my experience has only been singers and dancers.) Opera stage managers also are part of AGMA. 
    • It is easier to join AGMA than Actor’s Equity, as you pay a fee instead of working under the EMC program. 
    • Some stage managers who exclusively want to work operas only join AGMA, and never join AEA. 
    • Like AFM and AEA, AGMA has restrictions on breaks and days off, which makes scheduling a bit challenging for a stage manager. Being familiar with all the labor unions makes your job much easier. 
  • American Federation of Musicians -[or AFM] is the largest and most prominent of the musicians unions. Similar to Actor’s Equity, AFM has contracts and tiers used by opera, music theatre and symphonies around the US.
    • AFM, like all other theatrical unions, require breaks after a certain amount of rehearsal time. The breaks, however, don’t always line up with the actors or stagehands’ break times. This makes scheduling a technical rehearsal a bit more complicated, which is why it’s important for a SM to be familiar with ALL unions that are part of the production. 
  • Artistic Director - is the head of the artistic direction of a company. The Artistic Director has a hand in choosing the season for the year, hiring directors and artistic teams, and sometimes having a say in who is cast.
    • If the theatre company is an ‘ensemble company’, they may also recruit ensemble members for the board. The artistic director may also have a hand in the fundraising of the company. 
    • In smaller regional theaters, sometimes the artistic director is the founder of the company. 
    • When working on a production with a director and artistic director as separate people, it’s important for the stage manager to know that sometimes the artistic director overrides a certain artistic vision. This may cause tension and strains on relationships within the company. Most times, it doesn’t! But being aware of company member’s emotions is only a small part of the job as a stage manager. 
  • Assistant Directors -is the assistant to the director. Their job description varies from director to director, and can mean assisting in blocking, giving artistic advice, taking notes for the director, and/or assisting in choreography.
    • Assistant directors may also run understudy/put-in rehearsals. Assistant directors can be a huge help to you as a stage manager. They can be on book during rehearsals, or you may be able to delegate tasks to them. This isn’t usually a known ‘culture’, but is more used if you have a good standing relationship with the director and assistant director. For example, if a director asks you to email notes to the cast, you may suggest that the assistant director help out. Just remember that assistant directors are not your assistants. 
    • Assistant directors are commonly the part of the directing team to stay with a show after opening to help up-keep the director’s artistic vision. The director usually leaves the company after opening night. 
    • Assistant directors may also run understudy/put-in rehearsals.
  • Assistant Stage Managers - are the stage manager’s assistants. They are the stage manager’s eyes and ears backstage, or on the opposite side of the stage. The ASM should know the show just as well as the SM, if not better. ASMs are usually tasked with a number of different jobs, such as taking ensemble blocking, tracking props, scenery and costumes, being on book during rehearsals, and running the crew backstage.
    • Many companies require AEA ASMs, as per the Actor’s Equity contracts. 
    • ASMing is an entirely different job from SMing. To be a good SM, you should be a good ASM. To be a good ASM, you should be a good SM. The two jobs go hand in hand, and form a very strong management team.
  • Automation - is automated moving scenery onstage. This could be a moving wagon, a turntable, or even an automated puppet.
    • Knowing the basic terms for automation can only help a stage manager. This would help troubleshoot, or communicate with your crew and Technical Directors. 
  • Ballet
  • Baton
  • Bios [in programs]
  • Blocking Notation
  • Book Room
  • Broadway
  • Cable Pick
  • Callboard
  • Calling the Show
  • Calling Script
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet Sled
  • Casters
  • Cast List
  • Casting Director
  • Catwalks
  • Channel
  • Character Shoes
  • Clearcom
  • Choreographer
  • Company Manager
  • Console
  • Covers/Replacements
  • Crossovers
  • Cueing Script
  • Cues
  • Cue Light
  • Cue to Cue
  • Deck Automation
  • Dimmer
  • Director
  • Dressers
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Dry Tech
  • Electrician
  • Electrics
  • Equity
  • Equity House
  • Executive Director
  • Fight Rehearsals
  • First Preview
  • First Rehearsal
  • First Technical Rehearsal
  • Fly Floor
  • Fly Gallery
  • Flyman
  • Fly Rail
  • Followspot
  • Followspot Operator
  • Four Wall Rental
  • Groundplan
  • Hanging Plots
  • Headset
  • House
  • Integrated Score
  • Intercom
  • International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • Late Seating
  • League of American Theatres and Producers
  • LIbretto
  • Licensing
  • Lift
  • Lighting
  • Load-in
  • Load-out
  • Loading Dock
  • Maestro
  • Marking the Floor
  • Master Electrician
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Music Director
  • Music Rehearsals
  • Off-Broadway
  • Off-Off-Broadway
  • Opening Night
  • Opening the House
  • Opera
  • Overture
  • Par
  • Performances
  • Pit
  • Plates
  • Playbills
  • Preproduction
  • Press Agent
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Manager
  • Producer
  • Production Meetings
  • Production Schedules
  • Production Stage Manager
  • Program Information
  • Prop Master
  • Props
  • Rail Worksheets
  • Raked Stage
  • Rehearsals
  • Rehearsal Costumes
  • Rehearsal Props
  • Rehearsal Reports
  • Rehearsal Skirts
  • Road Cases
  • Road House
  • Running Lights
  • Scale Rule
  • Score
  • Schedules
  • Scripts
  • Shiv
  • Shorthand symbols
  • Sight Survey
  • Sign in Sheets
  • Sitzprobe
  • Sound
  • Sound Check
  • Sound Designer
  • Source 4
  • Spike Tape
  • Spot Light
  • Stage Business
  • Stage Combat
  • Stage Manager
  • Stagehands
  • Superstitions
  • Systems
  • Technical Rehearsals
  • The Stage Manager’s Association
  • Touring
  • Tracking Sheet
  • Turntable
  • Understudy
  • Wallet Phone Card
  • Wandelprobe
  • Wardrobe
  • Work Lights
  • Wing Space
  • Worker’s Compensation

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For now, this is a little list of Awesome Ace Booshlrs to meet and chat and exchange excellent headcanons with.  But soon, it’ll become a group to promote ace art, fic, recs, and prompts!  All Boosh universe and relevant media will be welcome (Sweet, Nathan Barley, etc.)

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Depending on interest and preferences, this may become a dedicated blog, a chat page, or something else.  So stop by and say hello!

Signal boosts appreciated, and please please tell me if you want to join; we all would love to meet you!

Look at that constellation child, he turned out all right. ^u^ I wish I could do some tweaks here and there but all in all clearly it’s a Damir when you slap the essentials onto him, and doesn’t look like some weird imposter with a potato face and Damir’s hair and beard. xD He’s just a regular old Damir! Toe to tip! *kicks self in the ankle* ow.

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