a creative collection that includes playwrights, actors, directors, designers, painters, carpenters, drapers, stagehands, and electricians. These people join together to create a performance as it were a product of a single creative mind.
the person who comes in to assist the director with research for the roles of the play.
responsible for the creativeness of the play. Balance the art and the amount of money allotted for projects.
because money is involved, the producer or producing organization is one of the most powerful positions in the theatre.
reads through possible plays and selects finalist plays that can be passed to the artist director.
takes care of putting the word out, flyers, radio etc.
work in the box office and sell tickets
work on getting fundraising through other companies and donors, because theater makes only ½ profit from ticket sales
works as the play's business man, financial
the most important job. Run rehearsal and the show.
The technical director
supervises the construction crews
what you use to make set walls
handheld or objects that add something to the production
come out from the side of the stage to hide back stage
curtains that, depending on lighting, can look like a wall or be transparent.
rounded curtain that goes around the back of the theater and makes it look bigger.
where the audience sits
before the performance opens, make sure that all the props are there and in working order.
the time when the actors are supposed to show up
the time that the show starts
the room where the actors hang out when the show is going on. Where the first after party is held.
where the actors enter and exit the theater.
the physical things we see and hear from actors
are statements about the central ideas that generate the life of the play.
a category of an artistic work that has a particular form, style, or subject matter
Major Dramatic question. It is what keeps the viewer engaged.
believed that the most important thing was to act in the moment, reacting to the other person you are on stage with.
his training works from the outside in.
modern form. All acting should be fun. All you need to deal with is the given circumstances. Use the As if.
take a physical feeling and put it in place of an emotion to make you feel something.
you can come up with the emotion based off of what is actually happening, not a prior event. Use the "As if" of something that you would know. If you cannot find meaning then you need to play it as if it were something else.
objective for the scene by the scene
objective for the entire play
what causes problems for the character
something you practice over and over, so that it becomes natural
when an actor thinks about a previous time in life that makes them feel and emotion.
Person after person auditions, no set requirements
the list that says who the theatre will call after auditions
when you read the script off the fly and not before hand
the ability to show or feel emotion
the book that holds information to create the play from the ground up, stage manager