A Variety of Ways to Join In ...
The Production Manager ...... holds the whole show together.
- Booking the rehearsal rooms
- Getting rehearsal schedules out to cast
- Getting the production team together for meetings
- Helping with publicity
- Contacting the Theatre/production venue with any queries
The Director will come to you with questions and or changes which you will need to deal with (obviously depending on the type of show that is being done, these may change slightly)
The Stage Manager ...... looks after what is going on and off stage.
Making sure that:
- the cast get to stage on time
- Directing the stage crew as to where they need to be
- Working with both the Lighting Designer, Sound Manager and Director
- Dealing with Arrival and Departure of Sets
The Props Manager ...... is needed to find and keep all the props.
They need to be able to go through the script and find out what props are needed that we might not have in storage (members often have props at home and are always willing to help).
You will need to be around to collect and hand out props on the week of the show.
Scenary ...... is needed to create the settings for every production.
Even where we hire in scenary or produce our own, this is a vital role ranging from liaising with the theatre staff right through to painting and co-ordinating the efforts of others in the team.
Costumes ...... hardly need to be introduced.
As for scenery, whether we hire our own or produce all or some, this is vital and often challenging part of the production, requiring creative thinking. Working as part of a team, costumiers need to work closely with the producers and actors to ensure a comfortable performance.