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You know, sometimes working with clients really sucks. It seems more and more people think that we can produce huge amounts of work in no time at all, that they can take all the time in the world to make the necessary decisions, but we have to be supermen. I'm currently working on a show where the director was forced to promise that she would at least rehearse for a week and a half before tech, so that we would have even that much time to create everything.

Of course that didn't happen.

Instead she starts 6 days before tech and over those 6 days doubled the amount of set items and tripled the costumes that she wanted. Then, she was surprised and whiny when it wasn't all ready for the first day of tech. Luckily for us the first performance was canceled and we gain another week to complete everything, but sometimes I really wonder what wires got crossed in people's heads that they don't see the problem with what they're asking. Oh sure, less time more work no more money, we'll just pull all those costumes and props and set out of our asses, we'd been keeping them there for a rainy day.

Is it really any wonder why NO ONE will work with her twice?
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Innocent-malice Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>> I have been wanting to go into theatre but reading this...I wonder if it is truly worth it.
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aternox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
don't worry the fun totally balances the bull most days
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Innocent-malice Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aha I do hope so XD thanks for replying.
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yeliahewol Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Alot of people really are clueless as to how much work REALLY goes into what they're asking for.

I hope I never turn out that nasty.

Oh btw, My dad's going to build that steampunk hand with me. :D
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aternox Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
cool
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weasilish Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Ugh. That sounds sucky. :(

Makes me nervous, actually, cause acting is a field I really really want to go into... ^^;
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aternox Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
they're not all bad. and it is seriously fun
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weasilish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
That's good to know. It'd be totally awful if eveyone was terrible.

But I'll bet you've got to go through a lot of bad directors and bad actors and bad stage hands and everytihng else, just to get to the good stuff.
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aternox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
it not that you have to go through the bad to get to the good...more like it's sprinkled throughout. I've had some stupid and terrible directors in amateur theatre, at school, and in professional theatre. it's just the way of life. but you also get some really great ones too that just make the job a lot of fun.
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luckyde Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Actors have big heads :(
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mfesta Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what it is, my job is the same thing every day!

Cruel world! :(
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