Written by Isabella Kopits
Last Sunday, friends and family, was (drumroll, please!) load-in! That’s right, folks. As I write this post, the staff and cast of Patience are hard at work painting, drilling, sewing, lighting, and belting along to their favourite songs. (Meanwhile I, of weak grip strength and poor coordination, am keeping you, our adoring public, in the loop.) The set is well underway, but we’ve still got a ways to go before we can share it with our loyal fan base; however, attached are a few pictures to pique your interest.
Load-in is the one day during the show process when all of us, technically proficient and not, come together to work on the set. It’s really the Hackathon for theatre people. I love load-in because I always learn something new. This year, I learned how to paint wood to look like a different sort of wood! It is remarkably complicated, with several layers of colours and different techniques.
We are incredibly fortunate to have a dedicated staff that has already been toiling away at every aspect of the show. Shoutout to our fearless president and brilliant tech director, Richard Tong, who has been leading the build team, and to our treasurer/set design/paint extraordinaire, Sabrina Richert!
So far, only two G&Sers are lying on the floor of the Agassiz. Morale remains high. We remain caffeinated. We build on!