theatre folk

bratworth goes to see a local college production of romeo and juliet and the production is truly godawful like none of the scene transitions work out and half the cast is forgetting their lines but there’s one exception phoenix is playing the role of romeo and he’s absolutely fantastic like bratworth can’t take his eyes off him he’s so believable and the one bright spot in this really shitty production 

he’s so good that bratworth goes backstage to talk to him but then he sees phoenix still in his romeo costume and makeup and he’s smiling and talking to people and has that whole after-show glow about him bratworth suddenly can’t even look at him instead he just buys a rose and leaves it at phoenix’s dressing room door and leaves immediately bc he can’t handle it

can we just acknowledge that superheroines who wear tight cowls have hair under there?


the only way to get a perfectly smooth line is to do like theatre folk: put your hair in tight pin curls and wear a wig cap over it

I want to see Catwoman or Harley Quinn pulling their cowls off to reveal…the crotch from a pair of pantyhose, stretched tight over circles of hair pinned flat all over their heads. which when taken down (laboriously, with much swearing as they try to find all the bobby pins) look like a 1980s puffy nightmare

none of this “cowl comes off and perfect silky hair cascades down like in a shampoo commercial”

Work Comes Home - Part 2

Summary: You work for the company that publishes Hamilton: The Revolution. You meet Lin-Manuel at work and who knows what will happen?

Words: 2426

Author’s Note: Thank you to everyone who enjoyed part 1! It’s crazy, I didn’t even think I would need to write a second part, but I’m glad I did. Enjoy! Please let me know of any mistakes or errors, I’m not the best at editing my own work. (I will openly state, I am Canadian so some words may or may not be spelt different from American English. If people are really fussy about it, I can go in and change them but for now just accept the extra ‘U’s and whatever else.)

Disclaimer:  I know the timeline is not at all accurate to when the Hamilton book was actually released and important dates/holidays. But just go with it :) artistic liberties and what not.

Warnings: Some swearing. 

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anonymous asked:

Yo! I'm not too sure if it's alright to submit this, but I figured all stage manager/tech/actor/theatre peeps would love this! As we know, binders aren't the cheapest thing to buy (unfortunately) and sometimes neither are pencils and highlighters. Well, I work at Office Depot and mid June-August is our Back to School season where all the things theatre folk use goes on sale. The sales are ridiculous and there's always a good one for binders. Also check out the clearance supplies too!

Back-to-school sales are prime SM kit stocking times, but even better is just after the sales stop and stores discount even further in order to get rid of stock. They don’t really advertise it though, so you gotta keep a look out.


Oh y'all so you know the thing I did/am doing lights for?? One of the head people of the theatre it’s at (lgbt+ and poc esp black folks activist theatre with actual good people on the board doing good activist work and uplifting artists in any/all of those categories) offered me a fucking job the other day.

She literally asked my friend who hooked me up with this gig (also stage manager of the show) who did lights, and they dragged me over to her and she was like “would you be interested in being technical director???”

I just…. Holy fuck y'all

I couldn’t take it because it’s full time, I have another year of school left, and I’m pretty sure I’m not quite qualified yet for it since lighting is like all I know but HOLY SHIT


All I’ve Ever Known from Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell - Cover by Danielle…

I’m so obsessed with Hadestown, you guys. If you don’t know what it is, Hadestown is a folk opera written by singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell based on the Orpheus Myth. It was produced off-Broadway last summer and directed by my favourite director ever, Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812).

This song was written for the show but didn’t appear on the original concept album, so it’s really hard to find good versions of it. I’ve linked my tab in the comments for any guitarists who want to try their hand at this song.


Kittyinva: 1921 “Film and Theatre Folk” from the Rotogravure. We have Mary Pickford in “Little Lord Fauntleroy” and Florence Moore, lead on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s “Music Box Revue”.

pacman-tattoo  asked:

once you get this you have to say five things you like about yourself, publicly. then, you have to send this to ten of your favorite followers!

holy moly, okay! um, let me see… 

1.) i like my glasses! i think that they suit me

2.) i like my singing voice even tho it is more indie folk than theatre

3.) i play a heck ton of instruments which is handy

4.) i really like my style and how i put clothes together 

5.) i like my eye for art and colour!

Another New Fic! (J2 RPF AU)

A new angst coming on the 12th!

Written for the J2 SPN Big Bang!

Come What May: San Francisco, mid-2000’s. Jared is fresh off the bus, a wild-eyed dreamer from Texas searching for fame and romance. He gets into a friendship with the eccentric Misha and his gang of aspiring theatre folks, allowing them to introduce him into the seedy underbelly of the performance world. Along the way, Jared falls madly in love with the star of the failing Castro theatre, Jensen. But there’s another man out for Jensen’s affections - the rich, powerful, and sadistic Jeffrey. Based as an AU of the 2001 film Moulin Rouge!, Jared and Jensen’s story is the greatest love story ever told – and the greatest tragedy of this modern era.

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Advice for aspiring theatre students:

Hoard things. Especially if you’re in high school and want to continue theatre after high school. Hoard every scene, monologue, song even audition material no matter what it is. If there are multiple audition materials, pick up everything. Even if you think you’ll never use it, even if you think it’s horrible material. Never throw any of it away, keep it in a binder or a box and never look at it because some day you MIGHT need it or benefit from it and it’ll save your ass.