How long is the performance?
performance itself is 65 minutes. I usually talk for about 5 minutes
before and after as well.
From looking at your Featurette
it looks like this is a complicated show. We don't usually bring in
anything like this. How hard is it to host a perfornace?
Logistically speaking this is simple show and
requires little technical support from the venue. The show is designed to be
flexible and work in a variety of spaces and for a wide-range of audiences. I'm
a great problem solver and will help you to make this event a memorable and positive
What are the space requirements
for this performance?
I can literally make any space work. That said,
the ideal performance area is 13 feet
high, 20 feet wide, 20 feet deep. The most important dimension
is the height, the other dimensions are more flexible. This space can be
multileveled (ex. the front of a church). I've performed in theatres,
large gymnasiums, class rooms, churches, and more. Please be creative.
Sometimes a performance in an unlikely space turns into a surprisingly
I see you use a projector. How dim does the space need to be?
light should be kept to a minimum. Please cover any windows or choose an
evening performance time. The show is much more powerful when the space
can get very dark.
What kind of lighting do
Very dim overhead lighting works best. Most of
the light for the show comes from the projector and the three lamps I use,
but having a tiny bit of general overhead lighting to supplement is good.
For venues with general theatre-style lighting or dimmable track lighting
this is simple. If that is not available we can often find a creative way
to accomplish that lighting need another.
Do you travel with your own sound equipment?
I also bring my own wireless headmic along with the base station
receiver. I prefer that the venue provide their own PA system (stereo loudspeakers
and sub woofer, 2 monitors, mixer, DVD player and cables) however I can
also bring my traveling system (at no charge) if that would work better.
It depends on what kind of set-up you have as to which system would work
What about the projector?
I usually bring my own projector unless
you prefer to use your (you can indicate that on the contract). Keep in
mind, though, that the projector cannot be ceiling mounted. It needs to
be movable and project from a stand on the floor.
Do you need a screen for the projector?
No, all the images project on the hanging silk that is part of my set. I also
provide all my own props.
What kind of personnel do you need the venue
SOUND: I need one person to monitor my sound levels. This is relatively simple
for someone who has had even minimal experience with sound. The levels are basically
preset, it just helps to have someone available to keep a good balance between
my live vocals and the background sounds that play off of the DVD. There will
be a 30-45 minute sound check before the performance where I will give this person
all the details.
LIGHTS: This is an extremely simple job. I need one person to adjust the stage
lights at the beginning and end of the performance and, in venues with dimmable
lighting, at one point during the performance.
LOAD-IN/LOAD-OUT: I appreciate 1-2 people to help me unload my equipment before
the show and load up after.
OTHER: I would appreciate having 1-2 people to usher and someone to introduce
me at the start of the performance. Many of these jobs, including sound and lights,
can be taken care of by the same person.
What kind of power needs do you have?
I need at least two working power outlets within 30 feet of the performance
space. I travel with plenty of extension cords.
How do I publicize the event?
I have a lot of ideas regarding publicity and printable posters at www.projectpaul.com/publicity.html
Should I make programs?
Yes. I have programs available at
www.projectpaul.com/publicity.html . Please print
out and construct the appropriate amount for the performance. Thank you.
How does a typical performance day go?
Click here for details.
Do you need a place to stay when you perform?
Yes. The venue usually provides a guest room in a residence or a hotel
room for the night of the performance. If there is a morning performance
I would need a place to stay the night before the performance. I travel
alone and make a charming houseguest.
Do you need us to provide food for you?
Yes. The venue typically provides a meal or a meal stipend for me before
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, but the rates are very flexible depending on my
schedule and how many shows I'm doing in your area. Please contact me for
Will you have DVDs available at the performance?
Yes. They are also available online at www.projectpaul.com/store.html