Tech, Weaponry and Blood DayBy: Vanessa Sutherland London
I am trying to put together this years National Youth Theatre stage management course. sadly for the 1st time our new members have no shows to go on to. I would really like to make this an amazing experience for them. I have the opporrtunity of a days course in weaponry and blood (odd I know to those of you who are not in stage management but believe me my members would love it)! The course costs £900 a sum of money National Youth Theatre just can not justify spending on 1 element of the tech courses, so I am turning to anyone that would be interested in pledging anything no matter how small towards helping some great young, new members become the next generation of technicians!
Here is a little bit about the company and the day the members will be having:
A Day Of Theatrical Handguns And Blood FX
Rc-Annie has a past history of working with guns. Last year we were invited to teach for the RSC in Stratford as part of their H&S review, have lectured at the Production Managers forum about Handguns and UK gun law, written the Stage Management Assoc Fact Sheet on Theatrical Handgun use, written an article for The Stage and are currently writing an article the Fight Master (the Society of American Fight Directors magazine).
More and more it seems that theatres understand that training is required to work with Blank Firers and to equipment themselves with the knowledge to navigate safe passage through the choppy waters of UK gun law.
The morning is dedicated to exploring current UK gun law and what you can and cannot use in a theatrical setting and then safe working practices. The afternoon is a chance to have some fun and play with blood FX and the end of the day is the challenge to combine the two in a safe dramatic scene.
If we manage to raise the money, we will be putting up videos and picture from the day.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time for reading this and any support will be greatly appreciated.
No updates for this project yet.