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May 25, 2020

[Haunt Weekly] Episode 234 - Actor Recruitment/Training During COVID-19

[Haunt Weekly] Episode 234 - Actor Recruitment/Training During COVID-19

Right now is the time of year many haunts are starting to think about actor recruitment, retention and training. It's the time we touch base with our crews, start recruiting replacements and training everyone up.

However, this year presents a special...


Right now is the time of year many haunts are starting to think about actor recruitment, retention and training. It's the time we touch base with our crews, start recruiting replacements and training everyone up.

However, this year presents a special set of challenges. The days of 100+ person cattle calls are gone for right now and there are LOT of new things you need to think about training. So how do you fix this? Well, we know the man who can help the most: Actor manager/trainer extroidonaire Japes Palles.

So, this week we sit down with Japes to talk about the challenges of actor management during these unusual times and hopefully get some things to think about as well as some tips and tricks to make your actors more effective.

This Week's Episode Includes:

Intro
Check Out Our New COVID-19 Page: https://www.hauntweekly.com/covid19
Remembering Mike Krohn "Car Mike"
Understandings and Caveats
Actor Recruiting & Retention
Preparations for Your Actors
Actor Training
Conclusions
All in all, this is one episode you do NOT want to miss!

Note: This episode as beset by some technical issues caused by low bandwidth. As such, there's some breaking, especialy on our audio. Please be patient with us!