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Hanging black curtains for entrances and exits

  • 1.  Hanging black curtains for entrances and exits

    Posted 22 days ago
    Can someone please explain to me how to hang black curtains so that actors can't be seen entering and exiting on the UR and UL entrances at the corners of a cyc? Seems like they'd need to be hung in two layers so that if someone is coming through, the audience can't see through the opening behind the actor that is entering. Thanks for answering such a basic question! I'm alone in the theater tomorrow before tech and it needs to get done.

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    Arden Thomas
    Sequoyah High School
    Pasadena CA
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  • 2.  RE: Hanging black curtains for entrances and exits

    Posted 21 days ago
    I figured it out! Trial and error!!!

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    Arden Thomas
    Sequoyah High School
    Pasadena CA
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  • 3.  RE: Hanging black curtains for entrances and exits

    Posted 20 days ago
    Glad that you figured it out. I was in LA this week and thought I would come and take a look if you hadn't solved the problem.

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    Crit Fisher
    Lighting/Sound Designer
    New Albany High School
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  • 4.  RE: Hanging black curtains for entrances and exits

    Posted 20 days ago
    Arden,
    I'm glad you figured it out!  Without seeing your theater and its rigging, I would generally say that the leg or whatever drapery you have available just needs to be hung further onstage than the edge of the cyc to mask the entrance.

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    Mark Wright
    Theatre Teacher
    James Monroe High school
    Fredericksburg VA
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