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.

In search of scripts

BAT opens its 2018-19 season with Dr. Frankenstein a gothic tale written by Selma Dimitrijevic. This is not your father’s Frankenstein. In this startlingly fresh, lyrical and haunting contemporary adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Dr. Frankenstein is reimagined as … Continue reading

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Debit or credit

BAT’s old credit card machine died. At that point, the saga began. BAT’s old machine used what is called in the business “store and forward.” That is, BAT would run all of the charges and at the end of the … Continue reading

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Lost slipper

BAT has boxes and boxes of shoes: boots, shoes, heels, flats, tennis shoes, sandals, slippers, small, medium, and large. BAT may not always have the right shoe, but it is amazing the number of times we do. For Rapture, Blister, … Continue reading

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The genius of Cyndi

Cyndi is BAT’s props goddess on Ben Butler. Here is just one example of the detail Cyndi puts into her work. On stage, there is a fireplace and “gas” lamps on either side of the chimney. The play takes place … Continue reading

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Sitting in an empty theater

BAT is volunteer driven. So when we are here we are typically doing something. It is rare that I get to sit in our empty theater. BAT has just 94 seats, and those seats move. So even on the rare … Continue reading

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So, what is tech week?

I just survived day one of tech week. So, what is tech week, and why is it sometimes called hell week? First, when is tech week? For BAT it is the last week before a show opens. Ben Butler opens … Continue reading

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The wall of change

So what do four hours of hard work look like at BAT? The photos of this wall tells it all. Well, maybe not all. If you were not paying attention, this wall had a number of wires on it. Over … Continue reading

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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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