Postarea de astăzi se adresează tuturor celor din echipa tehnică, fie că fac posibil un spectacol de teatru, un performance sau un concert. Ei sunt acea parte invizibilă a producţiei, degetul de pe buton care creează zile, nopţi şi anotimpuri, ecouri şi alte efecte, care alăturate prestanţei artistice ne fac pielea de găină, nouă, celor care privim.
Iată o scrisoare deschisă, pe care o reproducem în totalitate, nu e mult de citit, dar e ceea ce trebuie, pentru un început de săptămână:
On behalf of all performers, thank you. Your job is weird in that the better you are at it, the less anyone notices you’re there. As performers, we constantly struggle with that as a concept. We often link attention with importance, yet without your silent presence, we’d be all screwed.
You’re often at shows before we arrive and you stay back long after we’re gone. Sometimes you’re teching several shows in a row. You sit through the same scripts, the same songs, the same jokes again and again and again. Your patience knows no bounds, yet as soon as we notice a mistake, we are on you like tigers pouncing. But still, you show up. You create your magic through sound, or lights and you make the show complete.
We may forget to thank you as often as we should. We may be short with you, or ungrateful, or just downright rude. And on behalf of all performers, I apologise for when this happens. You are every bit as integral to the show as us. You are our co-stars. You are our scapegoats. And you are our Guardian Angels – sometimes literally shining light down on us in times of darkness.
So, thanks. Keep up the great work.
All of the performers
Vă mulţumim pentru infinita răbdare şi susţinere, you’re the best!!!