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What does a TECH practice mean?

What does a TECH practice mean? Topic: How to write a play script for students
July 17, 2019 / By Alyce
Question: I'm in a play at my college and we have a schedule with all our practices on it, and most of them are just regular practices, then there are a couple which say offf book which means we don't use the script I'm guessing, then they say like run show which means go through the whole show, then dress rehearsal. But there is one practice this friday even before the ones that say off book and run show that just says TECH, does anyone know what this means? See my grandpa is basically dying and he lives far away, and I wanted to go see him this weekend, and I would have to miss that practice, and I'm just wondering how important it is, I'm afraid to ask to miss. I'm only in one scene, do you think it is that important? Um, screw you london! And to Hey- you can go to hell. I just said my grandpa was dying, I think the lighting can probably do without me. I just had one more thing to add to Hey- I'm not a professional I'm a college student you moron!
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Vern Vern | 3 days ago
There are usually 3 different kind of TECH rehearsals: DRY TECH-where actors are not needed (usually it will say on the calendar if the actors do or don't need to attend--if it doesn't say--ask your stage manager). Here, the tech crew (led by the stage manager) puts together all of the technical cues (like lights up, lights down, projections start) for the show. Q2Q(cue to cue)-Here, the actors are all expected to be there...This is where the technical crew runs the cues they wrote the day before with the actors, to fix the timing on the light fade and things like that. In Q2Q rehearsals, you don't run through the whole show...you just jump around to when the next cue is (the stage manager will tell you where to stop/start) and TECH REHEARSAL (also called WET TECH)-This is where, you run the show from top to bottom with all of the lights, sound, projectors, props and everything...and the director takes notes. This is so the director can see how his/her vision for the WHOLE show is turning out. Of course, this sometimes is different for each show...thats just how I've always done it. it is most important that you are there for Q2Q, but if you have an Assisstant Stage Manager, usually they can fill in for you, because they know all of the blocking. Just let your Stage Manager/Director know that you may not be able to make it--and ask if it would cause a problem. Even one scene is important though---there may be 15 cues that they get from your lines...so make sure you check it with them before you don't show. Good luck on your show when it goes up!
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Vern Originally Answered: Virginia Tech help?
You will have to get in contact with their admissions office for a transfer application. Some schools do not require their transfer applicants to write a letter, and let the transcripts speak for themselves. If you do have to write a letter, I will be happy to help you with it.
Vern Originally Answered: Virginia Tech help?
Virginia Tech prefers that applications be sent online. Transfer applicants must obtain two official copies of their current and previous college transcripts, plus one copy of their final high school transcript. In most cases an application can be reviewed before receipt of the high school transcript. A final high school transcript is still required prior to enrollment. Transfer applicants must send these documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or enclose them with the paper application. Applicants are encouraged to retain copies of all materials submitted to undergraduate admissions.

Ronny Ronny
A tech is the most important rehearsal you can possibly attend. It's when the technical elements (lights, sound) are being used, so I think you should be there. Ask your director or stage manager for more details. But if I was running the show and someone missed my tech, I'd tell them not to come back at all. You committed to the schedule, now you need to act like a professional and stick to it.
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Moise Moise
Tech rehearsals are rehearsals in which you use the Tech aspect (i.e. lighting, sound, mics etc.) They're basically dress rehearsals, and they're usually held the week leading up to the show. I would talk to your director ASAP, because he/she might not let you miss it for just anything, but just Tell him or her about your situation and I'm sure he'll understand. Unless of course its a Dry Tech rehearsal, in which they won't need the actors.
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Moise Originally Answered: Are you a pharmacy tech?
I am a technician currently at CVS. I actually did not attend a tech program which in all honesty... is not needed. A lot of people think they have to go get their technician certification but I was hired as an entry level. They trained me within CVS, but if I wanted to leave CVS and go to say, a hospital, I would have to take the national test to do so. The work environment is a little hectic sometimes.. There are PUHHH-LEENTTY of difficult customers that almost always put me in a bad mood lol, and of course you'll have your crazy customers---and when I say crazy, I mean CRAZY...but on the upside, I love every one of my coworkers to death. You will be typing in pretty much every prescription that a patient drops off, that includes reading (or at least ATTEMPTING to read) what the doctor writes, you have to calculate day supplies... You'll have to learn how to deal with insurance companies which took me a little while to learn, but once you get it, its the easiest thing in the whole world.. For example, if you put in a prescription and the insurance rejects the claim for "Missing/invalid Date of Birth" You'll have to call the pharmacy helpdesk at the insurance company and explain the reject, and compare what info you have with what the insurance company has and fix it. Some are more complicated, like Medicare part B, which almost always only covers diabetic supplies such as test strips and lancets.. You'll have to print labels, grab the drug and count to the quanity the doctor prescribes, and pass it onto the pharmacist to have it checked to make sure the prescription was done correctly. You'll have to order drugs that you are out of stock on through the pharmacy's warehouse. Hmm...Thats pretty much it. I mean really, its a super simple job, it can be boring, but theres always something to do. I, however, hate my job... Its not suited for me and I dont really enjoy it.. but if its something you think you'll like, then go for it. All the techs that work in my pharmacy make 8.50 an hour.. and those are techs who have been there for a few years and who are nationally certified. Another girl that works there has been there for 15 years and only makes 10/hr.. So.. the pay is miserable for one thing, and the hours arent always the greatest.. Out of 7 techs, only 2 get 40 hours a week while the rest of us get between 20-30. I hope this helps a little! :) Any questions, feel free to email me! By the way, I also worked with customer service before as a waitress in a truck stop- so if ever there were pissed off customers, I would find them there. But it's a lot different than working in a restaurant or a grocery store. You'll have to go work in a pharmacy as a intern before getting hired on, so you'll see what we mean.

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