Technical Info

Tech Stuff

The following information is for ALL shows

EXCEPT “Tom’s Amazing Cats” which uses simple, “set-up nearly anywhere” staging

Stage
Size
-The basic stage is a triangle
14′ wide x 7’deep x 10 ‘high.
-A path 3’wide must be left on all sides.
-The stage is most often set in a corner of the room with diagonal seating.
-The puppets’ playing floor is 6′ off the actual floor – we do not need or want a raised stage.
-Audience (chairs) to be 10′ back.
-Audience (on floor) to be 15’back.

Additional
Staging
Some shows use;
-Video screen & projector (placed to the SL side)
-Additional set pieces (in front of the stage)
-Remote Lights (placed at thesides of the stage)

Electrical
Requirements
Standard Ontario Hydro
3000 Watts at 120Volts AC
2 separate circuits preferred

Loading &
Unloading
-Truck size parking near unloading doors
-Ice/snow free path
-Access to ramps/elevators
-Adult assistance if equipment must be carried up/down stairs

Special
Effects
Most shows use some but not all of these ;
-“smoke”/fog
-strobe light
-video projection
-micro pyrotechnics
-bubbles
-“snow”
-live animal(s)
-moving scenery

Health &
Safety
-We meet all known fire codes
and carry necessary equipment.
-We hold certificates/licences
in first aid, pyrotechnics and SCUBA

YOU are responsible to insure that the room meets codes.

Set-up &
Take-down
-Set-up is normally 1 1/2 hours.
-Take-down (strike) is 1 hour.
-Most other activities (eg. sports)
are not possible during this time.

Sound
Sound
-We normally bring a Bose system and all mics, CD/DVD players, synths and effects needed for the show plus an additional mic for client use.
-A “line out” can be provided.
-Larger sound systems for LARGE events can be brought – at additional cost.

Room
Preparation
-A darkened room is preferred
-Please, wait with arranging seating until the performer(s) have arrived.

Additional
Equipment
Normally you do not need to provide any additional equipment – only hydro, space and audience.

702 E Lake St

586-214-4181

t.v.puppetree@gmail.com