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Production Staff Theatre Arts I -T. Production Staff Hierarchy.

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1 Production Staff Theatre Arts I -T

2 Production Staff Hierarchy

3 Production Staff Definitions Playwright - Person who develops and writes the script. Producer- Person who selects the script, secures financial backing, leases the theater, & hires all production personnel; the ultimate authority in the organizational structure of a theatrical production. Director- the artistic manager and inspirational leader of the production team; coordinates the work of actors, designers, and crews so that the production accurately expresses the production concept. Production Concept- the creative interpretation of the script, which will unify the artistic vision of producer, director, and designers.

4 Production Staff Hierarchy PlaywrightProducer Director

5 Production Staff Definitions Stage Manager- Person who assists the director during rehearsals and manages all backstage activity once the play has opened; must be a member of AEA in professional companies. Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)- the labor union governing most professional stage actors and stage managers. Prompt Book- a copy of the script with details about each actor’s blocking as well as the location of all set, prop, light, and sound cues. Technical Director- Person responsible for supervising all crews.

6 Production Staff Hierarchy PlaywrightProducer Stage Manager Director Technical Director

7 Production Staff Definitions Scenic Designer- Person responsible for the design and function of the scenery and properties. Lighting Designer- Person responsible for the design, installation, and operation of the lighting and special electrical effects used during the production. Costume Designer- Person responsible for the design, visual appearance, and function of the costumes, accessories, & make-up. Sound Designer- Person responsible for the design, recording, and playback of all music and sound effects used in a production, including live re-enforcement.

8 Production Staff Hierarchy PlaywrightProducer Stage Manager Scenic Designer Lighting Designer Costume Designer Sound Designer Director Technical Director

9 Production Staff Definitions Master Carpenter (Scene Shop Foreman)- Person responsible for supervising the construction, mounting, rigging, and shifting of the scenery. Property Master- Person responsible for the design, construction, and finishing of the various decorative and functional props used in a production. Master Electrician- Person responsible for the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of all lighting equipment and the supervision of the crews who hang, focus, and run the lighting equipment. Wardrobe Supervisor- Person responsible for the construction of the costumes and supervision of the costume shop.

10 Production Staff Hierarchy Master Carpenter Property Master Electrician Wardrobe Supervisor

11 Assistant Stage Manager- Responsible for relaying information from the stage manager to company members. Works as the stage manager when the stage manager is not present. Production Staff Definitions

12 Assistant Stage Manager- Responsible for relaying information from the stage manager to company members. Works as the stage manager when the stage manager is not present. Paint Charge- Assists the scenic designer by conceiving the paint technique to achieve the over all look, organizing and overseeing the painting, and treating the scenery and props to achieve the proper end result. Production Staff Definitions

13 Assistant Stage Manager- Responsible for relaying information from the stage manager to company members. Works as the stage manager when the stage manager is not present. Paint Charge- Assists the scenic designer by conceiving the paint technique to achieve the over all look, organizing and overseeing the painting, and treating the scenery and props to achieve the proper end result. Make-up Designer- Responsible for creating all general and special effects make-up (including any prosthetics) for a production. Production Staff Definitions

14 Assistant Stage Manager- Responsible for relaying information from the stage manager to company members. Works as the stage manager when the stage manager is not present. Paint Charge- Assists the scenic designer by conceiving the paint technique to achieve the over all look, organizing and overseeing the painting, and treating the scenery and props to achieve the proper end result. Make-up Designer- Responsible for creating all general and special effects make-up (including any prosthetics) for a production. Sound Board Operator -Responsible for operating the sound board during all performances. This includes all microphones, CD players, computers etc. Production Staff Definitions

15 Production Staff Hierarchy Master Carpenter Property Master Electrician Wardrobe Supervisor Assistant Stage Manager Paint Charge Make-Up Designer Sound Board Op

16 Production Assistant- Responsible for the administration, organization and secretarial work involved in producing a play. Duties can include assisting actors and the crew, issuing scripts, dealing with travel, sorting out enquiries and other paperwork. Production Staff Definitions

17 Production Assistant- Responsible for the administration, organization and secretarial work involved in producing a play. Duties can include assisting actors and the crew, issuing scripts, dealing with travel, sorting out enquiries and other paperwork. Carpenter- A stagehand who builds sets and stage elements. Production Staff Definitions

18 Production Assistant- Responsible for the administration, organization and secretarial work involved in producing a play. Duties can include assisting actors and the crew, issuing scripts, dealing with travel, sorting out enquiries and other paperwork. Carpenter- A stagehand who builds sets and stage elements. Scenic Artist- Paints all sets, murals and any other elements on all sets. Production Staff Definitions

19 Production Assistant- Responsible for the administration, organization and secretarial work involved in producing a play. Duties can include assisting actors and the crew, issuing scripts, dealing with travel, sorting out enquiries and other paperwork. Carpenter- A stagehand who builds sets and stage elements. Scenic Artist- Paints all sets, murals and any other elements on all sets. Prop Crew- Organizes and moves all the props. Also maintains prop tables backstage for all hand props. Production Staff Definitions

20 Production Staff Hierarchy Master Carpenter Property Master Electrician Wardrobe Supervisor Assistant Stage Manager Paint Charge Make-Up Designer Sound Board Op Production Assistant Carpenter Scenic Artist Prop Crew

21 Electrician- Responsible for all non-design aspects of the lighting in a theatrical production. They may also be responsible for special effects (such as fog) and powering other electrical items (such as motors) used in the production. Production Staff Definitions

22 Electrician- Responsible for all non-design aspects of the lighting in a theatrical production. They may also be responsible for special effects (such as fog) and powering other electrical items (such as motors) used in the production. Stitcher- Responsible for building all costumes. Production Staff Definitions

23 Electrician- Responsible for all non-design aspects of the lighting in a theatrical production. They may also be responsible for special effects (such as fog) and powering other electrical items (such as motors) used in the production. Stitcher- Responsible for building all costumes. Make-up Artist- Applies all make-up elements to performers. Production Staff Definitions

24 Production Staff Hierarchy PlaywrightProducer Stage Manager Asst. Stage Manager Production Assistant Scenic Designer Master Carpenter Carpenter Paint Charge Scenic Artist Property Master Prop Crew Lighting Designer Master Electrician Electricians Costume Designer Wardrobe Supervisor Stitcher Make-Up Designer Make-Up Artist Sound Designer Sound Engineer Director Technical Director


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