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The Ultimate Techie Checklist


Being a theater technician carries a lot of responsibility. You are there to ensure that all aspects of a production run smoothly, and you should always be prepared. We’ve put together a checklist of things you’ll need to do the job. Or rather: If you’re a “techie,” here’s a list you can “checkie.”

 

 

□ Multitool

□ Black shirt

□ Black pants

□ Black shoes

□ Actors getting in the way of set changes

□ Actors missing cues

□ Actors tripping over cables

□ Actors bumping into the set

□ Actors slamming set doors too hard

□ Actors leaning on the rigging

□ Actors messing with the prop table

□ Actors talking backstage

□ Actors talking backstage

□ Actors talking backstage

□ Actors talking backstage

□ Actors generally ruining everything

□ Spare black shirt

□ Jokes about tech director’s utilikilt

 

 —

Tim Racine, Brooklyn-based playwright and comedian

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