Nico and Maki are the lead actors. They bicker constantly
over roles and lines and stage directions. Everyone is tired of them, but they’re
impossible to stop. Nico generally takes the female lead in plays while Maki
takes the male. Nico spends a thousand years in the makeup room getting ready.
Eli and Umi are the directors. Eli directs the play itself,
and thus has to put up with Nico and Maki more than anyone else. Sometimes she
gets a little snappy at the others, but no one can really blame her. She’s
great at blocking and encouraging the actors to truly get the right emotion
across. She won’t settle for anything less than perfect.
Umi directs the behind the scenes stuff, like lighting and
sets and costumes. She’s slightly less strict than Eli, emphasis on slightly.
Kotori gave her a megaphone once and now Umi walks around with it all the time.
There’s a betting pool on if she knows it’s fake or not.
Kotori is the costume designer. It’s a mystery on where she
gets the materials for everything, but she spends hours and hours sewing them.
She does a lot of the work on set, chatting with the other girls and giving
advice to the painters. Usually she’s the last person to leave the stage, often
bringing more work home with her.
Rin and Honoka design and make the sets. They cut out the
wood, move the heavy props around, and paint absolutely everything on set. They
have learned, through several accidental experiments, that Maki is the worst
person to paint. Eli is next, followed closely by Nico. Luckily for those
three, Rin and Honoka do most of their work back stage where the actors don’t go.
Hanayo is part of tech crew, doing the lights and sounds.
She’s pretty good at it, when she can get over her fear of heights and can
actually make it across the cat walk. Usually she brings a bowl of rice up with
her to calm her nerves, and it’s not uncommon for stray pieces of rice to fall
down on you during a show. Rin has suggested it be used for snow. Umi’s considering
Nozomi writes the script. She also films the play, when they
get that far, but most of her time is spent calling out to Nico and Maki that
they aren’t putting enough passion
into her play. Nico is quick to shout obscenities back. Unfortunately for her,
the next play has a big kiss scene at the end. Neither Maki nor Nico are told
about it until they’re going through the blind run of the script. Spoiler
alert: it doesn’t go well.