Production Workshops Continue
We’ve come to the last week of Mikey Reiach’s Production Workshops, and the number of participants has settled to around 15 or so.
This week, participants learned about what happens backstage in a production — learned the age-old skills of making it work. Theatre isn’t all about getting up and Acting; to be able to do that properly, extensive support behind the scenes is needed. In his workshops, participants learned what happens backstage, how stage managers and stage hands help move the production, and what makes a production worth paying money to see (it isn’t JUST the actors by any means; it’s also the action. In other words, the less time the audience is left sitting in the dark with nothing happening, the less time the audience has to be distracted by little things like waiting for the next scene to happen, waiting for the next person to appear, the more smoothly and professionally the production runs (which includes starting on time!), the more successful the production becomes. And whose responsibility is it to make things smooth and professional? The technical and stage crew, the people who manage the production.
These are some of the most important invisible people in the world.