Presentation on theme: "Introduction To Theatre"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction To Theatre Theatre HierarchyPositionsDefinitionsTypes of StagesStage Directions
2 Director Stage Manager Asst. Director Publicity Manager Actors Box OfficeManagerHouseManagerPublicistsTechnicalDirectorUshersLightingDesignerSound DesignerCostumeDesignerPropertiesDesignerSet DesignerCostumeCrewPropsCrewSet CrewShift CrewLighting CrewSound Crew
3 Theatre Hierarchy Definitions Director – responsible for all aspects of production – all final say goes to the directionStage Manager – responsible for the dissemination of all rehearsal notes to the proper people and during the run of production calls cues and keeps production running smoothlyAsst. Director – Assists director with all tasks during rehearsal period. Takes over in director’s absenceTechnical Director – responsible for the successful and timely completion of all technical aspects.Publicity Manager – responsible for all materials printed and distributed to advertise the upcoming production. Also responsible for the appearance of the house and selling tickets.
4 Theatre Hierarchy Definitions Set Designer/Crew head – responsible for the design and the construction of the setLighting Designer/Crew head – responsible for the design and/or the implementation of the design. This includes hanging and focusing of all lights.Sound Designer/Crew head – responsible for finding and amplifying of all sounds needed in production as well as the amplification of voices if necessaryCostume Designer/Crew head - responsible for the design of all costumes and the construction or procurement of necessary pieces.Properties Designer/Crew head – responsible for the designer, construction, or procurement of all necessary props used in the show
12 Theatre Terminology. Apron _________-The part of the stage floor extending beyond the proscenium arch into the house_________ -The front of the stage, toward the audienceDownstageFalse Proscenium______________ -an inner frame set upstage of the grand drape to narrow the proscenium__________ - the space below the grid and above the stage floor where flown scenery is stored when not in use.Fly Loft
13 ___________ - a framework of metal extending over the stage area and located at least 6 feet below the roof of the stage house. Used to support equipment for flying scenery.___________ - traditional waiting room or reception room of a theatre, located near the stage and serves as a meeting place for guests or a place where actors wait when not on stage.GridGreen Room
14 ____________ - where the audience sits ____________ - the curtain, usually of heavy velour which separates the stage from the audience.____________ - elements that provide for a finished set, or are sometimes used by an actor.HouseGrand DrapeProperties
15 _____________ - all the furniture normally used by the actors Decorative Props_____________ - furniture or objects on stage that serve no practical purpose_____________ - all the furniture normally used by the actors_____________ - small objects carried to and from the stage by the actors or handled by them while on stage._____________ - the opening in the wall between the stage and the auditoriumSet PropsHand PropsProscenium
16 ___________ - an imaginary line extending from any seat in the auditorium past the proscenium arch to any position on stage to determine how much of the stage will be visible from that point.SightlinePlaster Line____________ - an imaginary line extending across the proscenium arch. Commonly known as the path that the grand drape follows.
17 Stage Right_____________ - the part of the stage to the person’s right as he faces the audience_____________ - the part of the stage to person’s left as he faces the audience_____________ - a horizontal masking frame or drapery usually matching the tormentor or leg and used to mask the space above the set.Stage LeftTeaser or Border
18 _____________ - vertical masking pieces of drapery. Tormentor or leg_____________ - vertical masking pieces of drapery._____________ - a curtain rigged to part in the center and open to each side of the stage._____________ - stage position towards the back of the stage, away from the audience_____________ - offstage side areas_____________ - area where front of the house position lighting is hanged and focusedTravelerUpstageWingsCatwalk