Welcome to part one of the second episode of What We Do When We’re Dark, a vlog about the lives of two Los Angeles-based theatre artists, their venue, and the goings-on (and occasional hijinks) behind the scenes!

This week, we shot so much footage, we had to split the episode into two parts! In part 1, we meet some of our new clients, who are booking their events at studio/stage for early next year. Plus, Bailey impersonates a mynock, Jenn checks in on our lobby plants, a Mr. Jake sighting, and we share a thrilling reaction to our bonus episode from last week! Oh, and Greg raps a mic check. But no one wants to hear that (especially us).


This weekly vlog highlights events and productions happening at the various StageCrafts properties, as well as share some of the fun things the owners do, both theatrical and mundane.

What do we mean by “dark”? Well, the TDF Theatre Dictionary tells us a playhouse (like studio/stage) is “lit” when there’s a show running in it—until the production shutters and the theatre is said to “go dark.” That’s almost never a good thing, at least as far as the building’s landlord is concerned. With luck, it won’t be long until a new show loads in and the theatre is lit again.

For the context of this vlog, “dark” means any time a performance or an event is not actually in progress on our stage, and our goal is to answer the burning question “what happens in The Room Where It Happens when there’s nothing happening?”