Tech Week….aka Hell Week….in Gifs

So today begins tech week for On the Air.  I was up at 6:40am this morning.  Don’t ask me why. It’s ungodly.  Especially since I have to be at tech from 6-11pm this evening.

For those of you non-actor folks, tech week is the week leading up to opening when all the technical elements of the show are brought in (lights, sound, costumes, etc.), essentially making the show a “show”.  It’s a lot of waiting and standing around in one spot, skipping over lines, trying to time changes, and remembering where the hell you’re supposed to be.

To give you a better idea of what it’s really like, I thought I’d break it down for you.

In gifs.

  1. Excited and ready to begin.  You got this.
  2. Hurry the hell up!
  3. Oh, you’re not ready yet.
  4. Standing there inputting lighting cues.  DON’T MOVE.
  5. My feet hurt. Can I sit? No? Damn.
  6. Is it dinner yet?
  7. Ok. This is boring now.
  8. Wait what’s next??
  9. NOW can we eat?!
  10. I just want to go home and sleep.
  11. Wait. Are we done?
  12. Time for notes!
  13. We’re done!!
  14. On the train ride home.
  15. Finally home.
  16. OMG. We open in a day.


And there you have it.  Wish me luck!


  1. Tech Crew member says:

    Good luck – tech week is a hella lot of hard work but worth it when you open!

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