New Theater Diary: 4 Days To Go

4 days to go before we enter the space that will be our new theater. Angie and I are working every day and there is barely enough time to update this diary, but I’m going to do my best.

Every day seems to bring a new package of things we need for the theater. We got a cash register delivered on Tuesday for our bar and brackets to mount the speakers the day before. Lots of little things trickling in from Amazon. What a pain it would be actually be driving around getting all these things. Our big shopping day will be tomorrow.

A significant chunk of my responsibilities is to work on the website. I decided to re-write the code for the site from scratch and implement a lot of features that I felt would be nice to have but would be hard or impossible to implement in WordPress. I think that as our audience and students interact with the site, it will become more and more useful over time.

We’ve put up some new classes, a few one day workshops on different topics and an improv performance class for advanced students.

Finally, with the help of the ensemble, I’ve come up with names for the two improv shows that will be opening in October:

  • #trending is the name of our improv show which uses a panel discussion about the week’s viral internet content as it’s inspiration for scenes.
  • Based on a True Story is our version of shows like Armando and ASSSSCAT, but an interview with invited guests will stand in for the monologist.

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2 thoughts on “New Theater Diary: 4 Days To Go”

  1. The stuff I’m doing on the back end is very customized. Ruby on Rails is much more flexible than using wordpress for our site. I’d be happy to show you sometime in person.

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