I am about to enter hell.
Tech week is called "hell week" by many, many theater folk. It's when in bringing it all together, it all falls apart- and, with luck, prayer, hard work and theater magic, it all comes together.
On Sunday, teens and adult mentors are gathering for a one-day marathon creating our set. The challenge this year is a new bandshell amphitheater - yea!- with a CEMENT FLOOR- boo! Fortunately, our design concept is Western cardboard cut out facade with bright primary colors and Southwestern rose and tan and taupe for neutrals- so it actually fits in with our concept if the audience can see braces and supports.
At least, I will tell everyone that it's an artistic choice!
Monday we bring in the rented lights and the rented microphones. We bring in the costumes and the props. We add the sound track.
Tuesday we add make up and hair.
Wednesday: final dress tech rehearsal. As close to show conditions as possible.
Thursday: OPENING #1!
Friday: OPENING #2!
(Oh, did I forget to mention that on each of those days I am doing everything TWICE? Once for each of two casts?)