Odyssey - Il Teatro Calamari -
Technical Contact: Tim Giugni (707) 963-8259 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Two performers travel with a standard van. The show is mostly
silent with music. The performance lasts approximately 70 minutes
and this is followed with a meet and greet session for the audience
at the edge of the stage. School shows are approximately 40-60
minutes and include a question and answer session.
Load in : Approximately three hours and must including
a cue to cue. Longer if lights are not hung prior to arrival.
Load out : 30 minutes. Please return music, and equipment
Crew : Lighting technician, sound technician for cue to
cue and run.
Minimum stage area : 10' LENGTH X 10' WIDTH X 10' HEIGHT.
The stage is a mix of puppet and live actors with masks. The
puppet stage is composed of large suitcases and measures 5' 8”
(1.7m) across and lit by the specials D, E, F. There are 6 lights
that have special positions (other than front of house) and are
noted bellow. We will bring a cue sheet with us.
You know the number of lights that you have and what lights will
reach the stage and cover the area requested. This light plot
can be reduced. Lights are arranged as descriptions.
||D, E, F
||D, E, F Down
||A (rest of stage)
If you have the lights and gobos it would be great to have the
||(rest of stage) Night
We require 2 minidisk players OR 2 CD players OR 1 CD player
and 1 cassette player. By request we can bring: older model MD
player and/or 2 portable MD units.
No microphones are required.
Purchaser/venue accepts responsibility for the security of all
equipment at all times while the equipment is in the purchaser's
For the Performers:
One liter bottles of non carbonated water must be available to
the performers before each performance. They get really cranky
and dehydrated if they don't get these.
Speaking of dehydration; coffee and tea. Please provide a half
pound of quality* whole bean coffee, cream, sugar, coffee grinder
and coffee maker. There should be an assortment of quality* teas
in bags or loose with tea balls and hot water. We request that
these refreshments are made available from the beginning of our
If the performers are doing multiple shows a light vegetarian
snack/lunch/dinner should be made available if it will not be
possible for them to eat between performances.
Hotel preferences -- Near the venue is always good. Beds must
not be broken, sheets must be clean and in good order and shoes
should not stick to floor. Home stays are welcomed and encouraged.
Performers accommodations should be private, quiet and nonsmoking.
They like it if they are not in the same house, although they
are more entertaining as a group.
We reserve 10 complimentary tickets for a single day performance(s).
For runs lasting a week or more we request 4 complimentary or
8 two-for-one tickets per show.
Thank you for reading me.
* Quality coffee is defined by the performers as, "not sucky".
Here are some sucky coffees: anything in a can, store brand (Safeway
Select or Millstone, Albertson). Here are coffees that will earn
you big points: Pete's or your local roasted coffee. Thank you.
* Quality teas are defined by the performers as: Pete's, Stash
or loose tea from a local vendor and 'that tea that we had in
Bulgaria that had honey and some berry thing in it but we haven't
found in the states". Please, no Lipton Brisk. Thank you.
03/13/97 Simple Tech Rider