Today was my 2nd official night of being on my own doing light and sound and it was rough. I am a Virgo, so I like things to work right away, perfect, with no hassle, but of course that never happens and then I get stressed. So I have two more rehearsals before opening night and my back is telling me to stop stressing out! I can't help it. I don't ever want to have to do light tech a week before the show opens. If I was to do tech again, I would want to come to rehearsals for at least two weeks, just so that I can learn the board and know what the heck I am pressing and why.
I am crossing my fingers for tomorrow, because I seriously don't think I have it in my brain stem to move at the speed they want me to move at to do all the cues. I also don't have the ability to look from the stage, to the lighting board, to the sound board, back to the stage in a half a second. I know I am complaining over nothing, because I only have maybe 70 cues for the show, which I have been told is very easy. It isn't very easy for me, so I feel very incompetent at the moment. Hopefully a miracle will happen tomorrow night and everything will make sense and I will find a rhythm.
Does anyone have pointers for a green lighting tech? I will take it. I am just an actor! LOL!
Until tomorrow. Take care and be safe.
All my love,