I am a Professional Stagehand who has worked for many Broadway Shows and Large Scale Concerts including Katy Perry, Rammstein, WWE, Bruce Springsteen, Wicked, Lion King, and many others. AMA.
I've been asked to do this AMA by some people on a different thread, and I will be more than glad to answer any questions that you may have about working behind the scenes in the live entertainment and theater business.
I'm a non card holding IATSE stagehand with three years of professional experience in the union work force, as well as two degrees and a college level education in the stagecraft field.
I'm still relatively young to the business on a professional level, and there's many other stagehands who have been doing this for a much longer time than I have who know more than I do, so if there are any stagehands out there who would like to help chime in on some things, please feel welcome!
EDIT 7:33 pm: Ill be back in a bit guys, need to make myself something to eat then im gonna start!
EDIT 2 12:33 am: I'm heading to bed, feel free to leave anymore questions! Il answer them in the morning. I've really enjoyed doing this with all of you.
EDIT 3 1:28 pm: Hey guys, I'm currently at work, when I get off I'm gonna answer some more questions. I would like to state that the opinions of the stars are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my locals. These are my own thoughts. Also, head on over to r/techtheatre if you'd like to explore our world any further. Talk to you guys soon!