Vampire Syndrome:

When a stage crew, stage manager, technician, light crew, sound crew, etc, exists the theatre after working for several hours and encounters bright light.

It’s often characterized by putting ones hands up to block the unwanted light, squinting of the eyes and cursing.

Theatre Problems Part 5

When one of your actors who is a music major (NOT theatre or musical theatre) keeps interrupting the run throughs to talk to the pianist half way through his song to make things “perfect”, leaving everyone on stage waiting for him, sometimes for over 7 min. Then, when you lose your patience and ask him to move on and figure it out later this week during Sitz Prob, he snaps at you and makes you so irritated you have to walk away for a moment.

No one respects tech.