Actor-auditions: Typically, auditions are announced on the website, SS exchange, the Driftwood, and through the Community Theatre email list. Auditions are held in a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and usually by the director and producer. Auditioners are provided with text from the play and asked to read, usually with others. Auditioners may be asked to … Continue reading Actor
Concession-Responsible for supplying/preparing and selling concession items, typically goodies, coffee, tea, water, juice. Direction provided by director and/or producer. If alcohol is offered for sale, this is generally under the control of the director, including permits and sellers and other bar functions.
Dressers-Assistants to the wardrobe head. Needed to assist cast members in donning costumes, and particularly essential to quick changes (some have been less that a minute). May need to stay for the duration of each performance if quick changes happen late in the play.
Hair-Must be present for each performance, as well as dress rehearsal, and often other evenings leading up to opening night. Can often leave early if not needed later in the performance. Must follow the direction of the director and/or producer.
Makeup-Must be present for each performance, as well as dress rehearsal, and often other evenings leading up to opening night. Can often leave early if not needed later in the performance. Must follow the direction of the director and/or producer.
Poster-Responsible for designing poster and submitting to producer and/or director for approval before printing or distribution electronically. Typically includes either photos of all or some cast members, or art work significant to the play. Publishers also specify what must go on the poster and other details, such as the author’s name, font size, etc.
Program-Responsible for designing program for the performances (cost item for printing). Get details on content from director & producer. Typically contains cover art & information (sometimes a copy of the poster), cast and crew, director’s note, other information deemed essential by publisher, thankyous, and advertising. As the program is created, keep in touch with … Continue reading Program
Publicity-Responsible for writing or arranging articles and information about the production...
Set Builder-Builds the set put forward by the set designer. Tweaks it with input from director, producer, set designer. Responsible for set only; that is, walls, doors, windows, stairs, etc., not the furniture, props, etc.
Set Decorator-Creates the visual aspect of the set, and finds the appropriate furniture, curtains, set pieces, rugs, etc.- everything to make the set look exactly the way the author/director/producer want it to look. Items should be run by director/producer for appropriateness to the production & to the size of the stage.
Set Designer-Responsible for a graphic outline of the set – walls, doors, position of windows, furniture, etc. Often these details are provided in the script, but usually are tweaked to fit the stage size. Must be approved by director and/or producer. Often the director looks after this.
Set Painter-Responsible for painting the set that is built, according to the director’s/producer’s description. Usually takes several people and at least 2 sessions