Aug 25, 2012

Debutante Balls show & tech

Three Gala Balls, Two Southern Towns, One Leopard Print Dress.

Do YOU have the balls to be a Debutante?

"Debutante Balls" is a theatrical stand-up comedy dance through the fascinating culture of the Southern Debutante Ball. Schofield's wicked sense of self-aware humor and poetic sensibility guide us gently (or is that genteel-ly?) through the many ways he "came out" into Southern Society (as a lesbian, radical feminist, and finally, as a transgender man), poking fun at gender roles and sniffing the vapors of nostalgia gone-with-the-wind in these modern times. Applauded by Judith (Jack) Halberstam and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity alike, this is a generous, insightful, not-to-be-missed solo show.

"Blanche DuBois would have died." - Time Out New YorkFruitie Audience Choice Award for Off-Broadway Performance

Technical Requirements
Personnel: * 3 technical staff to run light and sound:
1 – on follow spot
1 – on light board
1 – on sound

Lighting: * 1 Follow spotlight. (May be substituted for white special on face at Center Stage, but this is not ideal)
* General lighting plot with distinct pools left, right, and center.
* 1 leko upstage center, pointed downstage center, into dress.
* 1 mirror ball (if available)

Sound: * CD player OR laptop connection.

Other: * Two gallons of sweetened iced tea each night
* See-through, restaurant-style pitchers for pouring
* Small Dixie Cups (they must be Dixie brand, please no cartoon characters) equal to # of tickets sold.
* 2 Ushers to pour on cue.
* 8'x4' platform, no more than 8” high, painted bright white
(this is ideal, but not a dealbreaker)

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