Production Job Descriptions
The Director works with producers and the creative team to orchestrate the mounting of the play or musical by unifying the many varied endeavours and aspects of production.
Collaborating with the Technical Producer, The Administrative Producer oversees a variety of administrative tasks and personnel necessary to the fabrication of the production from inception through performance.
Collaborating with the Administrative Producer, the Technical Producer manages the technical production team responsible for the fabrication of the performance from inception through performance.
Collaborating with the director, the Stage Manager organizes and coordinates all aspects of the theatrical production to ensure the smooth execution of each performance.
Under the direction of the Stage Manager, the Assistant Stage Manager coordinates back stage operations of stagehands, property hands, actors, and others during each production.
Working with other members of the creative team, the Costume Designer creates costumes for each character by designing clothes and accessories the actors will wear in performance.
Working with the costume designer, the Costume Sewer acquires or arranges for costumes worn by actors during a production, and, as needed, sews, and makes alterations to the costumes.
The Costume Dresser is involved back stage to assist actors with costume changes and maintaining the quality and look of the costumes during the performance.
In consultation with the director, the Sound Designer plans and provides the music and/or sound effects in the play, and manages all necessary equipment to create the soundscape of the production.
In collaboration with the Director, The Set Designer designs the set or sets for the play, providing detailed drawings for the Set Construction crew and Set Décor crew.
Decorates set – including floor and wall coverings, furniture and all items that are not picked up by actors.
Working with the administrative producer, set designer and director, the Foyer Design team replicates the mood and style of the production within the foyer display-the first visual statement the audience encounters upon arriving at the theatre.
In coordination with the director and set designer, The Properties Master accesses and coordinates the large number of physical items used by actors onstage during a production.
The Opening Night Coordinator arranges for drinks, light appetizers and other refreshments to be served in the foyer prior to the opening night performance.
In consultation with the Administrative Producer, the Preview Night Coordinator facilitates invitations to members, schools and other invited guests to the Preview Night performance and acts as Front of the House Manager during that performance.
The Final Night Party Coordinator arranges for food and other refreshments to be served to the cast and the crew (and their spouses and dates) as well as the Powerhouse membership following the final performance of the production.
Consulting with the Stage Manager, the Front of House Manager coordinates other front of house volunteers in the operation of the theatre during the night’s performance.
In consultation with the director, set designer technical producer and stage manager, the Set Construction Head is responsible for the building and strike of all physical elements of the production’s set.
In collaboration with the director, technical producer and creative team the Special Effects Coordinator designs and implements special effects not readily conveyed through sound and lighting alone.
In consultation with the director and set designer, the Photographer creates production photos of the play as well as portraits of the cast as necessary. Photos are to be made available for display on social media platforms, for publicity purposes and in the foyer.
The Hair Dresser is responsible for the design and execution of hairstyle and color for cast members appearing on stage.
The Make-Up Artist is responsible for preparation and application of make-up to cast members.
Working under the direction of the Stage Manager, the Lighting Operator works in the booth to operate the light board following a pre-determined set of cues while the play is in progress.
Working under the direction of the Stage Manager in the booth, the Sound Operator cues predetermined sound effects and music using the sound board to create the soundscape for the production
The Set Construction Work works under the direction of the Set Construction Head for the pre-production building and post-production strike of all physical elements of the production’s set.
As needed, the Stage Hands follow the cues of the Assistant Stage Manager to move the set, remove and set props, assist with costume changes and other duties necessary to the successful execution of each scene in the play.