Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! Today’s tip continues the series on dressing room and backstage etiquette:
Respect other’s backstage rituals.
People prepare for the stage differently. Some are social and chatty. Some are quiet and meditative. Some listen to their music. Some stretch. Some work on costuming or other handwork. Some need to keep moving. Whatever you need to do to get ready for your performance is fine, as long as it doesn’t encroach on someone else’s needs.
So, wear your headphones. Keep the conversation to a moderate level. Find some space out of the way. Explain your needs in a clear and polite way. Everyone should be able to get their energy up and focused in their own way so you all can have the best show possible.
Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.
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