Got the stage painted black the other day, but found that people getting on it were shifting the platforms around a bit. So I spend a few hours lining them up correctly and then tied them together with some 1x3. Have to paint the ties black yet, but that will happen shortly. Next step is making the flats for the wings. I might just make them oversized since the space on one side of the stage is only 5 feet. On the other side, there's about 8 ft. Have to leave access to the fire exits.
Since the stage is wide, I may place some "wings" onto the stage itself, which will really help anchor them in place. Have to find what happened to the 8 ft ladder I left there cause I have to rehang the back Black drape so it's the full width of the stage. Then I'm going to move the Church's audio stuff so actors can cross behind the back curtain. There's a fireplace back there with a raised hearth so actors can cross on that.
There are a couple of spots where one ply top is slightly lower, so I've got to loosen the ply and add some shims until it's level. Don't want people tripping.
Last thing is to add at least 3-4 additinal theatrical lights because the five in there just aren't enough to cover the whole stage evenly. Definitely going to need the ladder for that. I gave a local producer four lights for the community theater, but they aren't using them, so maybe I can get them back. That producer is aready interested in using The Venue for a new musical group's performances. The other community theater is fully booked so some folks will be looking for a new venue.
I need to find out the rules for a church accepting money from a non-church performance. I know their building fund could use a boost.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 08-26-2019 at 12:58 AM.