Theatre People

Job Descriptions
Basics on those who run the show

Set crew working on stageWhat are the tasks and responsibilities of those who work in theatre? While job descriptions may vary from company to company, use the menu at right for information on basic expectations and activities common to a list of key positions.

How a theatre company, or even a single theatrical production, is organized often determines its success. Because community theatres vary so widely in size, composition, resources and offerings, it's difficult to specify exactly the responsibilities of any one person in a particular position. Sometimes a person may need to fill more than one responsibility, or--due to the nature of the theatre or the production--may have to add layers to their job that might not be true in other theatre companies.  That said, the most important issue is to make sure that each person's job is well defined, so that there's little chance for confusion about their area of responsibility or what they are to accomplish.

Further Reading: What We Do - Working in the Theatre, by Bo Metzler [from AACT's Amazon Book Store]

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Theatre Folk job descriptions