The Resource For Musicals



The Green Room Forum


Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Help Getting Questionable Props! 
Author Message
Fresh Face
Fresh Face

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:33 pm
Posts: 1
Post Help Getting Questionable Props!
So a question for all you directors and techies out there.
I'm directing Cabaret and we're starting to look into getting props and decorations. How do I go about getting Nazi flags for a performance without actually supporting the Nazi party? Online the only places where one can get them seems to be from the National Socialist party itself, which I do NOT want to support in any way. I'm asking around some people who I know have recently been in productions of Cabaret, but they seem to immedietly burn them after. Any help would be great!


Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:37 pm
Profile
Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:42 am
Posts: 704
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Current Obsession: CATS, Charm&Smiley.
Main Role: Fan
Post Re: Help Getting Questionable Props!
Best way I would think is to do them youreself and then burn them right after last performance. Thus you dont risk either to support questionable sellers nor risking getting them in the wrong hands afterwards. And painting or sewing flags arent that hard to do. Just my two cents.

_________________
Charm&Smiley-A Lone Dog.
"Do I actually see with my own very eyes?
A man that havent heard off a Jellicle cat?"


Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:13 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:14 pm
Posts: 1724
Location: Southern California
Main Role: Fan
Post Re: Help Getting Questionable Props!
Profetikus wrote:
Best way I would think is to do them youreself and then burn them right after last performance. Thus you dont risk either to support questionable sellers nor risking getting them in the wrong hands afterwards. And painting or sewing flags arent that hard to do. Just my two cents.


I quite agree! I was going to post the same thing, but Profetikus beat me to it. Make the stuff out of material that is easy to dispose of.

_________________
Set_Buildin_Dad


Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:34 am
Profile
Off-Broadway Lead
Off-Broadway Lead

Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 190
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Re: Help Getting Questionable Props!
I've not long come off a production of Cabaret and Wardrobe made the armbands and Props made the flags. It's also worth noting that Rosco/DHA do make a swastika gobo - it's not advertised in their catalogue, but if you phone them you can order it - useful for Cabaret and The Sound of Music.

_________________
Currently: Sound designing On The Rocks
Upcoming: Stage managing The Perfumed Garden, Don''t Mention Casablanca and Cabaret


Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:52 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.