It's all Smoke and Mirrors: How atmospheric effects impact performers and the audience

  • Room: 222
Saturday, March 17, 2018: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Anna Glover CMIOSH
Director of Theatre Safety and Occupational Health
Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre
Stephen Vanciel
IATSE Local 631


Atmospheric effects add drama and make lighting much more impactful, but how often do you hear that cough begin as the fog fills the stage? Although the effects can be done safely, performers and audience often misunderstand what they are seeing and what they think they may be inhaling. This session will discuss ways to put these misunderstandings to rest for performers during rehearsals and how to address audience concerns


Learning Objectives

Define proper proactive and reactive message points and how to properly create and deliver them.

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  • Intermediate