Ms Bully and my DH have both worked with this production company for 7 years. For the last 3 years, the show has been the same. This is a puppet show working mostly with marionettes so there are usually 2 sometimes 3 people at a time on the bridge hanging over the stage. The show is preformed 7 or 8 times each day from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. My DH works just the weekends, and Ms Bully has worked 7 days a week with just 2 or 3 random days off in that whole period of time.
From backstage it's like a well-coordinated dance. The puppets go from the stage to the wall just behind them and people move around and beside each other in synch. What Ms. Bully has been doing is telling my DH he is in her way. She'd maneuver in such a way that he would have a hard time getting around her. She'd have her characters stand in such a place where he couldn't move his characters where they needed to be, and in the last show of the season, which I was watching from the audience, she was having her puppets doing pirouettes as they entered the stage and just generally being all over the place. I know my DH isn't perfect, but in this case, judging from what I saw and from what other have said she is being bossy with others, and being downright mean to him. He isnít doing a bad job, she just seems to be getting cranky after doing the show for a solid month and heís an easy target.
The email is sent, weíre just waiting on a response. He has no problem working with her during rehearsals before the show opens. He would just prefer to not deal with her during the weekend. We both understand that he may decide to keep her and lose my DH because she will work every day as well as a few other reasons. I just hope the other performers talked with the director like they said they would. There is nothing he can do about that if they havenít. He can only take care of himself.