Snapshots: Tech Weekend for West Coast Premiere of “El Nogalar” at the Fountain

Lloyd: I’m starting to know what God felt like when he sat out there in the darkness, creating the world.

Belinda: And what did he feel like, Lloyd my dear?

Lloyd: Very pleased he’d taken his Valium.

– from “Noise Off” by Michael Frayn

Tech weekend is always a magical time. And requires a lot of Valium. It’s when the design team and the production crew join the cast and director to add lights, set, sound, costumes and props to the show. Light and sound cues are set, new set elements brought in, props and costumes added. Tech weekends can be long, tedious and time consuming.  They can also be fun. And the results are often wondrous as “magic time” begins …

Justin Huen and Sabina Zuniga Varela

Playwright Tanya Saracho and costume designer Garry Lennon

Sound designer Peter Bayne.

Actor Justin Huen as Lopez, checking light levels.

Isabelle Ortega

The key to any successful Technical Rehearsal: donuts!

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