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Nia Explains it All

Want to learn more about terms and phrases that are specific to theatre? Ever wonder why people say, "Thank you, five!" or "Nothing for the group!" Check out our newest installments of "Nia Explains it All!"


 

*NEW* SITZPROBE

From the German for seated rehearsal, a Sitzprobe is a rehearsal where the actors sing with the orchestra, focusing attention on integrating the two groups. 

Special Guest Sinai Tabak, the Music Supervisor for The Sound of Music, joins Nia this week to explain.

CALLING PLACES!

Places! Places, please! Why in the world do people in theatre call places? And what happens during that time?

FIGHT CALLS

FIGHT CALLS

Some shows have incredible fights that happen onstage. How to performers (and every around them) get ready to do them in front of an audience? This week Nia dives into Fight Call, and the process actors go through to prepare for those spectacular fights!

Fights by Mark Rose for Asolo Rep On Tour's 2019 Romeo & Juliet. Featuring FSU MFA's from the 2020 graduating class: Joe Ferrarelli (Tybalt), Jonathan Grunert (Mercutio), and Michael Judah (Romeo).

TAPING OUT

While they're in the rehearsal room, how do actors know where set pieces will be placed? Nia gives us the info on how Stage Managers makes some very colorful magic happen. 

BLOCKING

This episode is all about blocking. With special doggy guest Lily! Try this at home with your own dogs (or other family members) and let us know how it goes!

CALLING A SHOW

Take a closer look into Nia's job as a Stage Manager as she "Calls a Show". You may need to watch it a few times to see all everything that goes into a quick onstage transition!

THE DOOFER

What's a Doofer? Nia and the Asolo Rep Stage Management Team let us in on their stage management terminology and demonstrate how to make a Doofer of your own!

THE GHOST LIGHT

Nia tells us the history of the Ghost Light (and a bit about Asolo Rep, too!).