• Laurie Swigart


Cut a swatch of gel for every folder. The gel is on a white background beside the clearly

typed number. All drawers are separated by brand (and size?). It makes it very easy to get

in there and find a color, especially as a designer when you are just looking for something

last minute to match or fit in with a palette.

I use a fine sharpie with just the number in each corner (readable in lower right hand

corner no matter what side you're holding), while I find that many theaters I've toured to

use china markers, and only mark once. On the rare occasion that I mix my gel with

house gel in a rig, it's easy to see which ones are mine.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Pipe card - Before the hang, cut a copy of the light plot into pieces that depict the individual light pipes and booms and paste each to a piece of cardboard. Add a rule across the bottom of each card


By Lisa Mulcahy, Stage Directions Magazine, October 2003 They’re creepy and they’re kooky, they’re altogether ooky – you guessed it, we’re talking about spooky lighting effects. This is the season to


Looking at the back of a 3-prong Edison male plug, I have the hot at about 10:00 and the neutral at 2:00. So, reading clockwise, the layout is hot-neutral-ground. Cut a length of 12/3 cable and compar

Contact the Director

Laurie Swigart ~ Director, Designer, & Webmaster ~ laurie@dreamcoat.org715-781-5760

Copyright (c) 1997-2021 Theatre on a Shoestring. All rights reserved.

DISCLAIMER: THEATRE ON A SHOESTRING is not responsible for information, images, or links on related sites. All pages that contain links to other sites do so to assist visitors in finding useful and related material. We are not responsible for other sites' content or links.


DISCLAIMER: THEATRE ON A SHOESTRING did not willfully use any copyrighted material for the publication of this website. We apologize for any oversight in the acknowledgement of the copyright of the respective object. The copyright for any material created by THEATRE ON A SHOESTRING is reserved.