Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And on the first day the lord said. . .

"And on the first day the lord said. . . . . .LX1, GO! and there was light."

Today I spent 12 hours at school. Now this would sound kinda crazy to most kids, but yeah, I got to school at 6:50 this mor
ning and left at 7:30. Long day. The funny thing is, we, the tech crew, give up so much of our time for the school. We spend hours after school building and setting up lights, we have to make up work from classes we miss doing unpaid assemblies for school, and very often during show season spend over 15 hours at school. Yet there is very little reward involved. Occasionally some group will pay, but most school activities are done "free of charge." It can be annoying. But it is also a very rewarding experience. We enjoy what we do, and have some of the best conversations ever. Don't ask how, but somehow, in between securing a wall and cleaning up, we talked about personal conscience verses religious doctrine and how that effect our lives. Yeah… So in homage to all those under appreciated techies out there, here are a few quotes and a poem for you. Keep up the good work!

"Actors are props with dialogue"
"An actor without techies is a naked person standing in the dark trying to emote. A techie without actors is a person with marketable skills."
"Our techies practice safe sets and Techies do it on cue."

A Poem

We, the unwilling,
led by the unknowing,
have been doing the impossible
for the ungrateful.
We've done so much for so long,
we are now qualified to everything
with nothing.

Chanler Childs


a thinker said...

ha! Under appriciated, yes. Though don't bash the actors too much. An actor can act in the woods and still be good, the techie needs the theater, or they are the ones without the marketable skills.

Michael said...

Well made point, but this wasn't meant as actor bashing. Simply to vent a bit and remind people, myself as much as anyone, that techies do valuable work. And without theater, techies can still go work construction or do light and sound for bands. :P