Always Video Tape your show
I.E. Contract stipulation that all shows are videotaped.
Checklist your stage
walk your stage, check for sharp edges, protrusions, uneven or unstable platforms, electrical hazards, other obstructions
Remove any cords or obstructions if possible
Use duct or gaffing tape on exposed cords
When calling for volunteers word your suggestions to avoid anyone currently under medical supervision.
This includes Pregnant women or any other infirm individuals
Make volunteers aware of stage edging Speakers or other obstructions
Tell all volunteers that they are to use the stairs at all times
Use assistants or spotters if available
Use the seat-belt suggestion or other direct suggestion to prevent people falling out of their chairs.
Make your wording so that they respond only to your suggestions or those people specifically designated by you and no one else
Word your induction to prevent non responsiveness
Avoid using highly intoxicated individuals as volunteers
Avoid phobic based / Fear based suggestions
Suggestions such as there are spiders, rats, insects, mice, snakes, crawling on the floor or other highly phobic suggestions
Maintain content at appropriate age level
G, PG, PG 13, R
Arrange suggestions to prevent blue language in family shows
Always enforce a no hitting no throwing no inappropriate touching rule
Off mike abreactive volunteers
- Maintain control of your audience and volunteers at all times
- Strobe lights: always use an advance warning that a strobe light will be used in ANY show and give audience members time enough to either leave or to take actions that will allow them to avoid its effects should they be sensitive to them.
The Human Bridge / Full Body Catalepsy
Currently due to claims issues is a prohibited routine !
DO NOT ATTEMPT WITH OUT PROPER TRAINING &THIS ROUTINE IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR LIABILITY INSURER!