Here's what's being talked about at the meeting:
-- Free Beer! Virgins must get the veterans beer when they request it! (I've decided I'm no longer a virgin, btw)
-- How long are the plays? 10 minutes.
-- Free food! Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Unless you're vegan. There will be sugar. There will be carbs. There might even be a chicken that'll crap your eggs out right on the spot. Deal with it.
-- Hurray for On the Boards!!
-- Parking sucks! (Really?)
-- Don't lose your badge! It's like a $25 fee. Just kidding, but don't lose your effing badge!
-- Tim Hyland: "Sean, I noticed it's a bit colder in here than it is out side. Why is that?" ANSWER: GLORIOUS AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!!!!
-- Two rehearsal spaces at the Seattle Rep. Ahhhh crap, more walking for me.
-- Tix available at Brown Paper Tickets.
-- How long are the plays? 10 minutes!
-- 300 seats available. They say we can't fill. I say you prove them wrong, reader.
-- Artist Deep Thoughts:
10 minutes = 6 pages.
Give all the actors something to do.
Less words = much better chance of memorization (ie no monologues)
10 minutes = an 8 minute run through at tech.
Give everyone a chance to do their job.
Direct the goddamn play...it's not an opportunity to talk about your process!
Learn your lines, please! (Give yourself a break if you need it!!)
Go big or go home.
Don't celebrate too much after the first show...You still have another one to go!
For the Band:
10 minutes shows, you only cover the scene change.
Don't worry, you'll be heard.
Go for the original theme song, not a cover!
For the Designers:
Scene changes should be a fair amount shorter than the shows.
YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL TECH!
Limitations are your inspiration!
-- Mark Fullerton = the oldest man on Earth.
-- One more round of applause for On The Boards!!