My fellow editor, Jacob Coakley from Stage Directions Magazine got a chance to take a vacation. While away, he asked me to write a blog post or two for him over on Stage-Directions.com. I had an interesting topic to talk about, Running without a backup. In the professional world, it is unheard of to run a show with out a full tracking backup desk. But to often, smaller venues and community theaters do. Thinking back on it now, I use to do that quite a bit on some smaller shows. Though, we didn't have the fancy and sophisticated control desk that we do today.
Heard over to Stage Directions and read it. Then come back, let me know what you think. Have you ever done that before? It is scary to think what could have happened!