CHANNILLO
A Play On Words
By ray stone

Series Description:

Drawn from personal experience in theatre, this series is about a stage crew and management who work in a provincial theatre. It follows their sometimes hysterical dealings with Artistic Directors and budding stars. Personal relationships and sometimes sad and/or angry moments abound as the crew set up plays, concerts, and amateur dramatic productions. The theatre is a modern multi-purpose building and has a projection room for matenee films. The auditorium can be converted to a dance floor. We join the crew as they prepare for a musical starring a singer past prime who once sang the title song to a soap series seven years previously. Ahead they are preparing for the summer season show and the Stage Manager is thinking of leaving.

Category/Genre(s): Humor, Short Stories, Romance
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For ray stone:

Ray Stone is an accomplished author with a variety of published works to his name. Born just outside London in 1946, he grew up in post war Britain during a period of depression and ration books, bombed-out housing and BBC radio. At school he won a writing competition at the age of eleven and later in his teens went on to widen his interest in the arts.

At the age of eighteen he began writing poetry and lyrics whilst studying at college. Two years later Ray worked in theatre as a technician with many orchestras’ and artists including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mantovani, The original Doyle Carte Opera Company, Harlequin Ballet, Joan Baez, Jimmy Hendrix, Oscar Peterson and worked on local shows such as My Fair Lady, Camelot and West Side Story.

His poetry won him first place in 1998 in an international internet poetry competition with ‘Angry Silence.’ Moving to Colchester in the same year he wrote a full page article about the historical significance of the locale and was published with a by-line in the local press. Whilst writing his first novel Ray returned to writing lyrics and teamed up with a local composer. Together they produced and recorded five blues numbers.

A book of poetry and lyrics, Life over a cup of Tea, was published in 2011. Ray’s first novel, ‘THE TROJAN TOWERS,’ was published in 2005. A second political thriller, the first of the Enda Osin Mysteries, ‘ISIA’S SECRET,’ was published in September  2013.  Edited by Story Mint CEO, Suraya Dewing, he became an early member and helped form the serial section of the Story Mint and has been involved in serials and other admin positions ever since. The next in the Enda Osin series, ‘TWISTED WIRE,‘ was published in September 2014. In 2015 Ray published a follow on to The Trojan Towers, a chase thriller entitled 'CRATE OF LIES.' 'Little Gems' a collection of short stories, was published recently.

Ray’s favourite authors are Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Neville Shute, Alistair Maclean, C.S.Forrester, Len Deighton, Daniel Silva, Ernest Hemingway – and the list goes on. Ray Stone has lived in and around London’s colourful EastEnd and the café sets of Westminster and Kensington. Rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous-and infamous he has acquired a unique insight into the lives of both criminal and upper classes that give his works a believable realism. Ray moved to the USA in 2003. He has since retired from a successful business and now lives in Cyprus, continuing to write every day. LITTLE GEMS, his collection of short stories, was published in April 2019. In july came his book of Poetry, ANGRY SILENCE that displays his wide interest in humor, sadness, love, and musical lyrics. His next thriller novel, THE BILDERBERG DIARY, is the third in the Enda Osin Mystery series and this will be published in 2021

Notes:

Tabs – stage drapes that close a scene – can rise and fall or closed across the stage by Tabman……
Cue-board – Stage Manager cues lights, tabs, cloth drops, and scene changes written in chronological order and timing……
Number 23 – all coloured gelatine have a number which electrician plots under artistic Directors plotting for each scene
Fly platform – two men pull heavy backcloths up and down with each scene change on a counterweight system……
Bar or bars – commonly used to hang stage lighting and special effects on as well as cloths.....
Large 30ft scenery flats can 'walk' or 'shiver' and fall if weighted incorrectly on a raked stage.







Series Description:

Drawn from personal experience in theatre, this series is about a stage crew and management who work in a provincial theatre. It follows their sometimes hysterical dealings with Artistic Directors and budding stars. Personal relationships and sometimes sad and/or angry moments abound as the crew set up plays, concerts, and amateur dramatic productions. The theatre is a modern multi-purpose building and has a projection room for matenee films. The auditorium can be converted to a dance floor. We join the crew as they prepare for a musical starring a singer past prime who once sang the title song to a soap series seven years previously. Ahead they are preparing for the summer season show and the Stage Manager is thinking of leaving.

Category/Genre(s): Humor, Short Stories, Romance
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For ray stone:

Ray Stone is an accomplished author with a variety of published works to his name. Born just outside London in 1946, he grew up in post war Britain during a period of depression and ration books, bombed-out housing and BBC radio. At school he won a writing competition at the age of eleven and later in his teens went on to widen his interest in the arts.

At the age of eighteen he began writing poetry and lyrics whilst studying at college. Two years later Ray worked in theatre as a technician with many orchestras’ and artists including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mantovani, The original Doyle Carte Opera Company, Harlequin Ballet, Joan Baez, Jimmy Hendrix, Oscar Peterson and worked on local shows such as My Fair Lady, Camelot and West Side Story.

His poetry won him first place in 1998 in an international internet poetry competition with ‘Angry Silence.’ Moving to Colchester in the same year he wrote a full page article about the historical significance of the locale and was published with a by-line in the local press. Whilst writing his first novel Ray returned to writing lyrics and teamed up with a local composer. Together they produced and recorded five blues numbers.

A book of poetry and lyrics, Life over a cup of Tea, was published in 2011. Ray’s first novel, ‘THE TROJAN TOWERS,’ was published in 2005. A second political thriller, the first of the Enda Osin Mysteries, ‘ISIA’S SECRET,’ was published in September  2013.  Edited by Story Mint CEO, Suraya Dewing, he became an early member and helped form the serial section of the Story Mint and has been involved in serials and other admin positions ever since. The next in the Enda Osin series, ‘TWISTED WIRE,‘ was published in September 2014. In 2015 Ray published a follow on to The Trojan Towers, a chase thriller entitled 'CRATE OF LIES.' 'Little Gems' a collection of short stories, was published recently.

Ray’s favourite authors are Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Neville Shute, Alistair Maclean, C.S.Forrester, Len Deighton, Daniel Silva, Ernest Hemingway – and the list goes on. Ray Stone has lived in and around London’s colourful EastEnd and the café sets of Westminster and Kensington. Rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous-and infamous he has acquired a unique insight into the lives of both criminal and upper classes that give his works a believable realism. Ray moved to the USA in 2003. He has since retired from a successful business and now lives in Cyprus, continuing to write every day. LITTLE GEMS, his collection of short stories, was published in April 2019. In july came his book of Poetry, ANGRY SILENCE that displays his wide interest in humor, sadness, love, and musical lyrics. His next thriller novel, THE BILDERBERG DIARY, is the third in the Enda Osin Mystery series and this will be published in 2021

Notes:

Tabs – stage drapes that close a scene – can rise and fall or closed across the stage by Tabman……
Cue-board – Stage Manager cues lights, tabs, cloth drops, and scene changes written in chronological order and timing……
Number 23 – all coloured gelatine have a number which electrician plots under artistic Directors plotting for each scene
Fly platform – two men pull heavy backcloths up and down with each scene change on a counterweight system……
Bar or bars – commonly used to hang stage lighting and special effects on as well as cloths.....
Large 30ft scenery flats can 'walk' or 'shiver' and fall if weighted incorrectly on a raked stage.