Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Overheard Stagehand Line #25: "What part of.."

Head to Extra Stagehand: "What part of put your fucking phone back in your pocket don't you understand?"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Term of the Day: chest thumping

chest thumping--when a head makes a lot of noise over a turf issue in the theater, more about asserting authority than a logistical issue. Similar to gorillas in the wild.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Term of the Day: to Harvey Weinstein someone

 to Harvey Weinstein someone--to bring down a powerful man and sexual predator after years of an open secret of his sexual abuse of young women, including aspiring actresses and personal assistants. Weinstein's first big Broadway foray was "Finding Neverland," which started as a big hit in April 2015 but closed after 16 months.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Overheard Stagehand Line #24: "Retirement or death..."

A Stagehand referring to a Miserable Older Stagehand: "He's a miserable old man. Retirement or death will take care of him. I don't really care which one comes first."

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Term of the Day: to MF someone

to MF someone--to backstab or to attack the character of another person, to motherfucker someone. "I know that the contractman has been MF-ing me behind my back."

Term of the Day: a rinse and repeat job

a rinse and repeat job--when you are doing a job multiple times, you should be doing it faster. "C'mon, putting blinds on the back of the windows on the set is a rinse and repeat job...it shouldn't take you as long as the first one." It is a reference to the instructions on a shampoo bottle.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Term of the Day: show-and-tell situation

show-and-tell situation--after a bad accident on deck, when scenery of a large prop is damaged, someone may say, "You have to see the damage. It is a show-and-tell situation."