I just had to share with you a story I'm still chuckling over everytime I think of it.
I did a couple Nuts this year - and one location was in [STATE DELETED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT] where two new artistic [POSTION DELETED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT] had choreographed a new version of the tale.
The gentleman playing DROS[CHARACTER NAME PARTIALLY REMOVED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT] has been doing it for years; and had some trouble with the idea of change.
During the prologue at this production, there is a reveal behind a scrim of this character's workshop. I had rough focused a special for it, and the stagehands (IATSE house) had spiked its location. I left the stage for the front of house, secure in the knowledge that it was in it's place (based on new choreography and designer) and had some light on it, so that I could set levels.
When I got out to the house, I could not for the life of me figure out why there was so little light where it was supposed to be. When I got back to the stage, I found the set unit had moved.
The performer had moved the set unit himself, because it wasn't "where it's supposed to be".
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