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Backstage

For more information on how to get involved, contact our Company Manager at Ginger@summittheatre.org.

 

Backstage personnel are the treasures of the theatre world!  It can be said, “If the world is a stage techies must be God”!  Stage managers, sound and lighting personnel, set designers and 1builders, set artists, costumers, makeup artists, props masters and mistresses, the angels in black shirts trying not to be noticed!  They are the secret heroes of the theatre world!  Every person who steps on stage should bow down and thank the individuals who make them shine at each performance!  From an actor who recognizes the incredible value you bring to the stage, I say “Thank You!”  If you have an interest in helping during a show, please let us know!   You are truly our heroes!

Here is a list of different backstage opportunities:

Stage Manager

  • Provide practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, stage crew, and technicians
  • Schedule and run rehearsals
  • Communicate the director’s wishes to designers and crafts people
  • Coordinate the work of the stage crew
  • Communicate what goes on in rehearsals to the rest of the team
  • Mark out the dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall
  • Work out a smooth and efficient plan for the stage crew to follow during set changes
  • Call cues and possibly actors’ entrances during performance
  • Oversee the entire show each time it’s performed
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

Technical Director

  • Supervise the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities
  • Determine the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs
  • Design, set up, maintain, and operate lighting and sound systems for productions
  • Advise production managers, lighting and sound designers on the technical specifications, costs, and usage of technical equipment
  • Supervise and assist with set and stage construction and management
  • Monitor the condition of equipment, including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arrange for their repair and replacement
  • Maintain inventory and order specialized supplies
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

Sound Engineer

  • Work under the designer to take sound design and ensure that it can be created in a given space
  • Select equipment to reproduce the various sound elements required
  • Install and test equipment
  • Run the sound during the actual show
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

Master Carpenter

  • Build the set according to the plans provided by the set designer
  • Schedule the builds
  • Paint or recruit someone to paint set elements under the direction of the set designer
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

Master Electrician

  • Take the lighting plot and make sure all lighting unites on the plot are hung in the correct locations
  • Ensure all lighting works
  • Coordinate the numbers of lights and circuits
  • Allocate cabling, gels, and other accessories
  • Run or supervise the running of lighting equipment during the show
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

Properties Master

  • Obtain and manage the large number of small items that a play needs
  • Decide what the props should look like and how they will function
  • Run or supervise the movement and placement of props during the actual show
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

Hair Dresser

  • Design and execute hairstyle and color for cast members
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

Make-Up Artist

  • Be responsible for the preparation and application of make-up to cast members
  • Have fun and enjoy being a part of STG

For more information on how to get involved, contact our Company Manager at Ginger@summittheatre.org.

 

For more information call us at: 816.463.2654

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