Recently I went to an event at our National Auditorium that infuriated me. Why is it that some people seem to think that being brillantly mediocre at your job is acceptable to the point where production values are non existant and pride in being a part of the creative industry means absolutely nothing.
To start with the show started 1 hour late. The stage hands walked acorss the stage pre-during and post performances. The projectionist thought the laptop desktop was the image to show as a default when he could not work out what was suppoed to be shown. and the sound tech had no idea on levels!!!! Come on people this is not acceptable. Never will be and makes the National Auditorium and the staff connected with it look like a Monty Python skit. Shameful when their are people in the community that take production and live performance seriously. If you do not know how to do it get some professionals in that do and stop mascarading as technicians, stage managers, and producers.
Anyone of the Motone crew and associated clever people who have admin rights!