Busy week, pre cutting and assembling the bases for the stage. 12 of them. Will pick up the ply for the stage project on Thursday or Friday. Have 4 volunteers to help assemble the thing on Saturday. The pastor at the church is looking for someone else to help, but with two strapping teens, we should have it done in 4-5 hours at most. I can come in later and connect the cables underneath it. I'll do the theatrical flats later. They're pretty light and I have a carrier for them.
I started connecting with some of the theater and musical leaders in the community this week and they like the idea of having a new venue since the local community theater is hard to book. I'm planning a big press oriented grand opening soiree in a couple of months and want lots of highly visible people there. City council, heads of all the small theater groups, musicians and bands, well known local performers. Got to save up a little money for food and maybe wine. The old PR
guy is coming out to play again. Been a while since I did any of that.
It's taken some time to get this pulled together. Thankfully, a retired pastor who teaches at the church and is in our senior group, donated an additional $300 to the fund, so we're covered.
Conventional stages are usually painted black, but I think for the church, it would be better to pick something a little lighter.
I made a little cart to move the ply around with so we don't kill ourselves moving that heavy stuff.
The platforms are 1/2 inch shorter than the ply, which should allow for a little wiggle room putting them together. I don't think the platforms are going to move with all that weight on them, but have been thinking of using some long bolts to tie them together just in case. Anyone have any thoughts about that?