Production Team Roles
Following is a brief description of each production area:
Whether you have a great deal of acting experience or just a strong desire to try something new, we would love for you to be a part of our acting troupe. You will learn acting skills that will help you bring characters to life for our audiences to enjoy.
> Lighting and Special Effects
This team sets up the lighting and during each performance changes the lights as needed for each scene. Also, determines what special effects (e.g. fog, rear projection, etc.) could be used and implements accordingly. Attends rehearsals as necessary to create the lighting and special effects needed.
> Sound and Sound Effects
This team sets up all of the sound equipment and runs the sound board during each performance changing the sounds as needed for each scene. Also, determines and finds any special sound effects that could be used to enhance each scene. Attends rehearsals as necessary to create the sound and sound effects needed.
This team analyzes each character and determines which costumes would be most effective to bring the characters to life. This may involve purchasing costumes or making them. Sewing skills are not necessary but would help in making costumes. May attend rehearsals as necessary to create the costume design needed.
This team analyzes each character and determines the appropriate make-up needed. During the nights of each performance various members apply the make-up need (especially for the guys who need lots of help). May attend rehearsals as necessary to identify the make-up needed.
> Set Design and Construction
This team analyzes each scene and determines the appropriate set design and then constructs whatever is need to satisfy the design. May attend rehearsals as necessary to create the set layout and design needed.
> Stage Change Crew
This team actually changes the sets between scenes and is integral to "setting the stage" for the story to be told.
> Box Office
This team collects tickets and works with the audience members before the doors open to the theater.
> House Management (Ushers)
This team greets all audience members, hands out programs and monitors the ballroom during the performances.
> Photography and Videography
Still pictures and videos are taken of the play and cast - during some rehearsals and performances.
> Program Ad Sales
This person(s) will contact past clients who have taken out Ads in our programs to see if they would like to do so for this play. There is a list of clients and their contact information available. Most of the Ad buyers are return customers.
> Production Team Party
On the last day of the play, we hold a party in the Crow's Nest for all production team members and their guests. Using past party information available, this team would coordinate the party planning and implementation.
> Stage Management
This person(s) would attend all rehearsals and work closely with the director. The Stage Manager uses the script to document key director decisions made in movement of the actors during the rehearsals. The SM would interface with other production design team leaders as needed.
> Props Master
This person will ensure all of the props used by the actors in a play are obtained and are in their proper place during the performances. The Props master will need to attend some rehearsals and all of the performances.
> Production Management
If you are interested in all that goes into the production of a play, you can work with the production manager. Will need to attend bi-weekly production management team meetings.
If you are interested in all that goes into directing a play, you can work with the director. Will need to attend most rehearsals.
Our program is created in MS Publisher and sent to a printer for mass production. If you are interested in program layout and have skills in this area, you can work with the Program Coordinator.