The tech was a strange experience for me in that it was my first time meeting the students. I had read a the script but had not seen anything in rehearsals or a run. This meant that I had to readjust massively to how I usually run a tech. I relied much more heavily on Phoebe as director than I usually do.
The students were fantastic - they weren’t particularly well versed in how a tech works but they responded well to the process of tech and dress and took instructions and notes well.
I found that I adapted and thought it was challenging, I picked up the show pretty quickly, which came as a surprise.
During the dress, however, I became very unwell and ended up in hospital that evening. It was the first time I had become seriously unwell while doing a show and in some ways it felt like another curve ball being thrown at me. With support from Phoebe and the rest of the tech team, I was able to carry on with the dress.