Technical Theatre

How to Fold a Theatrical Backdrop

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BY MICHAEL EDDY
via www.stage-directions.com

Grosh Backdrops & Drapery have created an interesting how-to video: How to Fold a Theatrical Backdrop. This is a quick video tutorial showing how to fold and roll a theatrical backdrop: 

Here are the suggested steps on folding and rolling the backdrop from Grosh:

1. With the painted side up, lay the drop on the clean floor. 
2. Skip the first two feet and begin folding in a fan-like manner. Repeat process until the drop is fan-folded about two feet wide. 
3. Fold the two-foot flap over to contain the drop. 
4. From the bottom, roll the drop with the tag exposed. Place into the provided plastic bag.

Further information from Grosh Backdrops & Drapery: www.grosh.com

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