there’s a special place in hell reserved just for me
it’s called the throne
I do! Below are the templates that I use.
With this particular template, I print out multiple copies of this page, take a paper cutter to it, split up all the slips and then just fill them out as we go. Each actor then gets their line notes in physical form as they leave rehearsal. This works great when you have equity actors or want to just give individual line notes. On the other hand, it is sometimes difficult to handwrite things as you go — especially the first or second time the cast runs things off book.
I like using this sheet when I can keep my computer up during a run. Personally, it seems like it would be just as easy to individualize line notes (whether you filter or sort or whatever) in this form… but (unless you have a printer at your immediate disposal) it will be more difficult for your actors to have a physical copy in hand. You can very easily email it out at the end of the night, though. And now that everyone (nearly everyone) has immediate access to their email, I think that’s just as useful as a physical slip.
As far as a worst way to take line notes… I can’t think of one particular worst way. It’s really whatever works best for your friend, the process, and if the stage manager or director has a preference about how the actors get their notes.
Hope this helps!
This is good luck or something, right?
No pedicure, but I am eating at least 4 pieces of Texas toast. So… I’d call it even.
I think I’m going to go get a pedicure tomorrow after our show.
Sawdust is really just carpenter confetti.
I spend so much time on nice formal cover letters from my professional email address with a little signature at the bottom and half the time I get back “cool! When are u available? Sent from my iPhone.”
I’m not complaining so much as I think it’s funny.
She is not “my girl.”
She belongs to herself, and to all of the world. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.
How much more blessed can I be?