What problems do your actors encounter?
I'm looking at revamping my "Boo Camp" actor training course (as I do each year) and wanted to get feedback from haunt owners and actors. What are some of the more common problems your actors faced during the course of a season and how were the best ways to deal with them? Any type of problem is welcome, from unruly patrons to bad working conditions to uncooperative fellow actors, etc...
Thanks in advance for any and all input.
Look around for potential "weapons"
Weapons right infront of you, objects that a goof-ball customer could pick up and hit with or throw at someone, Everything wired down? Screwed down? Any real knives, axes should be very well secured if used at all.
Smearing some grease on a mask to keep patrons from handling it will result in that grease being wiped on the nearest wall.
Give them a bag of suiveneer dirt will see that bag thrown in your face at the next scare or just dirt found all over the place.(I was trying to get the customers to help me carry the dirt away from digging out more of the basement. Later an art gallery 30 miles away used the same gimmick as a promo for their opening, I wonder how they thought of that?)