Category Archives: Technical

Subjects related to technical support of theatre productions and operations. Articles in this category should be about how to do something that might conceivably be done again later for another production or event.

The BAT strawberries dance again

If, over the years, you visited BAT a the Burien Wild Strawberry Festival (every year on Father’s Day Weekend), you must have seen BAT’s dancing strawberries. The Strawberry Festival is also where BAT announces its new season. BAT passes out … Continue reading

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A bit of bacon

Theater requires a great number of skills. It is always grand when you find someone who has the unique skill set you are looking for. Cyndi is one of those people. Cyndi is creating props for the Playwrights Festival – … Continue reading

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A season of sets

Set design is a many splendid thing. If you noticed this season at BAT the sets got progressively smaller. This was, I suppose, planned in that the shows got progressively smaller. Set design follows the needs of the show. But … Continue reading

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See theater and learn (in a good way)

These are pictures taken of parts of the In the Next Room, or the vibrator play set. GET TICKETS HERE. In one a table lamp is plugged into a sconce. In the other room a vibrator is plugged into a … Continue reading

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The use of color

After today’s rehearsal for In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, Zanna, the light designer, started running up and down a ladder focusing the lights for the show. As I watched she made me smile. She was putting gels … Continue reading

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In the Next Room, or the vibrator play

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play A touching and hilarious story about a young doctor and his wife in the Victorian age. Dr. Givings is obsessed with the marvels of technology and what they can do for his … Continue reading

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The “wall” plug – it’s about theater

Creating better live theater is lots of work. Well, at BAT we call it fun, but it is really work. To give you an idea, while preparing for In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, TICKETS HERE the question … Continue reading

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Composing and Performing the Music Score for A Christmas Twist

The following is a guest post from Allan Loucks. Allan composes and plays music for BAT and a number of other theaters in the area. (He does other composing and playing beyond theater, too.) When you produce better live theater … Continue reading

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In the wings

Backstage again, I’m backstage again. I am not often backstage at BAT. I don’t really know why not. But for A Christmas Twist one of BAT’s wonderful stagehands was gone over Thanksgiving weekend. She saw her family, and I worked … Continue reading

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Your donation dollars at work

At BAT, whenever we can, we upgrade equipment. Today, as we were getting ready to tech A Christmas Twist, BAT installed new work lights. Yes the scoops from the 1970s, were replaced with LED work lights (which were on sale). … Continue reading

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