If you are a professional performer, you will run it to all sorts of unanticipated challenge in your career. For 10 days this month I’m performing at the airport in Seattle.
One of the unusual challenges is getting my props past security, and since I’m there to 10 days, being able to do any repairs on the spot. The big challenge is that I can’t really bring tools or anything sharp past the security check points…and all of my props needed to be approved and cleared by security.
Once my gear goes past security, it lives there for the whole run. That means I can’t use any of the props for shows outside of the airport. That was an important consideration when pitching what material I was going to do. If my main show was stuck at the airport, I’d need a back up set of props to use. I do have a back up set of my main show (mostly), and it has come in handy many times.
Be ready and most importantly, be flexible with the challenges that come with performing in different venues!