For those of you who are not aware, in the theatre we have this thing where you’re allowed to call “hold.”
“What does that mean…?”
During the tech process of a show, it is common practice that anyone in the room is allowed to call “hold!” and stop the rehearsal process. This could be due to a safety concern, a missing element (prop, costume, light, etc), something that went wrong onstage or backstage, a person missing an entrance, needing to fix a technical moment, a mis-fired cue…or for so many more reasons.
Basically, you can call “hold” for anything major that goes wrong because everything is a priority.
I want to repeat this.
Anyone in the room is allowed to call “hold” because everything is a priority. And not a single person in that room will (rightly) judge you for it.
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