I was talking to Camille, the production coordinator for Pippin, and she told me about an email she received from one of the “pulley guys” saying that Pippin has “changed his life.” Now let me take a moment to explain what it means to be a “pulley guy.” We brought pulley guys to be the big guys who can move stuff and help out. Their main purpose is to operate the seven draperies during performances. They are usually engineering majors. Anyway, one of them sent an email claiming that the tour to Guangzhou has affected him deeply teaching him about working as a team. Yes, that’s the power of theater again! Yay tech!
I am distributing a questionnaire to the cast and crew to get feedback for a larger report about theater at Shantou University.