Stage Manager The Stage Manager works in tandem with the Director in rehearsal, recording the blocking and seeing that cast members stay on script, have necessary props, and follow the staging. As the lighting, sound and set change cues are developed, the stage manager meticulously records the timing of each as it relates to the script and other aspects of the performance. All notes are maintained in a prompt book which contains all cues, technical notes, blocking and other information pertinent to the show. During the show the Stage Manager essentially takes control, calling the cues for all transitions, as well as being responsible for communication between the director, actors and back stage crew.
Assistant Stage Manager The Assistant Stage Manager is responsible for keeping track of cast members, sets and miscellaneous details during rehearsals and production of a stage performance as directed by the Stage Manager. They also attend all rehearsals and assist the Stage Manager in any assignments given.
Lead Choreographer The Lead Choreographer, after detailed study of the show, works with the Director to develop all choreography and movement for the production. They delegate any work to their choreography team to aid in the development and instruction of all dance numbers. They are also responsible for scheduling all choreography rehearsals.
Choreographer Assists the Lead Choreographer with dance and movement in the production. May be responsible for designing original choreography.
Lead Costume Designer The Lead Costume Designer works with the Director to develop a vision for all attire in the production. This includes researching the production, brainstorming all costume choices, and creating a plan for any costumes that will be constructed or purchased. They are also responsible for delegating responsibilities to the Costume Crew and managing all receipts for any purchases made relating to costumes.
Costume Crew Assists the Lead Costume Designer with all aspects of costuming the show. This may involve cleaning and organizing in the costume storage area, assisting with moving costumes in and out of the storage area for each show, assisting with distribution of costume pieces and return of costume pieces from the actors, ensuring that all costume pieces are accounted for and in good working order at the end of each show, assisting actors with any required quick changes either on or near the stage and any other costume related needs of the show.
Hair and Makeup Designer Researches appropriate hair and makeup choices for the production and takes inventory of our needs for each show. The Hair and Makeup Designer also keeps track of all receipts for any purchases made related to hair and makeup.
Hair and Makeup Crew Assists Make-up Designer(s) with all aspects of make-up and hair for the show. Duties may include applying make-up, styling hair, assisting with keeping the make-up area and application tools clean and in good working order, assisting with any make-up and or hair/wig changes during the show and any other make-up related needs of the show.
Props Master Build, make or acquire any needed props for the production. During performances, the Prop Master is in charge of the prop table(s), making sure it is organized and all props are accounted for and in working order. Must check all props at the beginning of call-time and after every performance.
Lighting Designer After reading the play and meeting with the Director, designs a lighting plot for the show to provide all necessary lighting for the show including general area lighting and any lighting special effects. Using computerized light board, designs looks for each scene and records cues into board for show. Will also be Light Board Operator for show.
Follow Spot Operator Works with the Lighting Designer to perfect and perform all spotlight cues for the production. Must be a good multitasker who can read from a cue sheet and react to actors simultaneously.
Head of Marketing and Publicity The Head of Marketing and Publicity is responsible for all communication between the production and the community. With the help of the Marketing and Publicity crew, they will advertise the show in the school and community, collect advertisements for the program, and design and handle the production of the program, tickets, and production t-shirts.
Set Designer The Set Designer's job is to design the physical surroundings in which the action will take place. They will research the production and work closely with the Director to develop the perfect set for our particular needs. It is the Set Designers responsibility to work hand in hand with the Technical Director to budget for all purchases related to the construction of the set, schedule all build days, and delegate responsibilities to the Carpenters and Painters.
Scenic Carpenter Under the direction of the Technical Director and Set Designer. Uses power tools to build, and assemble all scenic elements of the set (i.e. Flats[walls], platforms, doors etc.), props etc.
Scenic Painter Under the direction of the Technical Director and the Set Designer, uses different painting techniques to paint the scenery in order to provide the look, texture and feel that the Director desires for the show.
Sound Apprentice The Sound Apprentice will learn all musical cues in the production and attend rehearsals to manage any RehearScore needs. They are also responsible for obtaining files for any sound effects needed in the production. The Sound Apprentice will work with the Sound Engineer to outfit the cast with microphones and will be responsible for collecting and properly storing equipment after all performances.
House Manager Is responsible for everything in front of the stage. Makes sure that the house is ready before any audience members arrive. Organizes the ushers to pass out programs, collect tickets and make sure that the house always remains safe (i.e. aisles must remain clear at all times) and provides assistance to any audience members with wheelchairs. Generally responsible for a pleasant audience experience before, during and after the show.
Usher Reports to the House Manager at the beginning of call-time. Assists with passing out programs, collecting tickets and maintaining a safe environment in the house. Following every performance, works with House Manager to pick up trash, recyclables and any programs left behind that can be reused at a future performance.
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