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132 Up in Smoke: Smoking onstage in a non-smoking world


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Theatre Geeks

Theatre Geeks -- Dave Dufour, John Shoup, Marcia Fulmer


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132 Up in Smoke: Smoking onstage in a non-smoking world

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Smoking onstage and its alternatives

Depending on your venue, audience and local laws, producing a script that requires that characters smoke can be problematic. Where smoking is prohibited in public places it is sometimes allowed in stage performances, but audiences may still not accept it or approve. Some audience members may be sensitive to smoke, and some venues, such as schools, may not allow smoking under any circumstances. What to do? The Geeks discuss the question of smoking onstage and some available alternatives.

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131 Theatre a la carte: using food onstage

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Food onstage can sometimes be a challenge

Whether it's staging a family dinner or dealing with a variety of beverages, food onstage is a special class of props that has its own set of issues and potential pitfalls.  The Geeks talk about their experiences (some good, some not-so-good) with food onst...

130 Backstage Etiquette

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Be respectful of both your audience and your fellow actors

The Geeks have talked often about the annoying things that some audience members may do that hurt the theatregoing experience for everyone.  This time, they delve into the topic of backstage etiquette for both cast and crew.  Sometimes lit...

129 Directors — should they be smooth or sharp?

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What kind of director are you?  What kind of director is best?

Directors come in all styles -- from overly easygoing (REAL smooth) or difficult bordering on abusive (REAL sharp).  Where's the sweet spot on the contiuum?  The Geeks discuss.


128 Stratford Festival 2014 Preview

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Stratford Festival's publicity director Ann Swerdfager joins the Geeks

We've mentioned the Stratford Festival plenty of times on Theatre Geeks, but it certainly bears repeating that Ontario's longtime Shakespeare (and a whole lotta other theatre) festival is one of the theatrical gems of North Amer...

127 Bad Theatre vs No Theatre at All: the great debate

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Which is better: bad theatre or no theatre?

Actor Robert Miller joins the geeks for a second session and one of our most lively debates ever. Dave recently saw a quote that stated that we need more theatre over all, good and bad, and that the bad begets good over time.  We've all seen bad shows. ...

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