I don’t post too much about theatre on the blog but I’ve been working backstage all summer and I kept noticing these great images from around the space. I thought you all might like to take a peek.
This is an old light body in storage. A light body is used to measure shadow and light on stage when a show is being designed.
There is nothing in the world that smells as wonderful as the backstage of a theatre. Like paint and sawdust and whispers. Whispers have a smell. I bet you didn’t know that.
The following images are of a ghost light. Supposedly, ghost lights were originally lit in theatres so that the ghosts could move around when the theatre was dark after a show. More practically, we use ghost lights in any unlit performance space so that people don’t trip on wires or fall into the orchestra pit in the dark.
I could be having the most confusing, depressing, difficult day but when I step into a theatre…it’s like it all falls away. Nothing seems so bad or hard or desperate there.
What about you? What spaces in your life make you feel safe?