New Kinver Players
The people you see on the stage aren't the only ones who play an active role.
Casting. Preparation of rehearsal schedule.
Liaison with and direction of other areas. Overall responsibility for the production.
Executive officer during rehearsals and overall responsbility on performance nights. Preparation and keeping of prompt copy. Management of set and props. Checking of progress of each aspect of the production.
Study the period of the play and characters of the parts with emphasis on own part. Learn lines. Attend rehearsals when required. Liaise closely with costume, props and stage managers.
Draw floor plans. Brief and direct Set Constructors. Dress the set (furniture, pictures, plants etc). Estimate costs and procure materials. Organise set builders and painters. Dismantle set at end of production run.
Research period. Estimate costs. Take measurements and make records. Organise team of construction and hand sewers. Arrange the hire of any costumes and accessories needed.
List required items. Estimate costs of items not readily available. Collect props in boxed groups. Ensure they are ready on time at appropriate side of stage.
Here's a brief overview of just some of the other areas where people can contribute ... as much or as little as they want! It really is a team effort. If you're interested in finding out more, then please do get in touch.
If you can use a paste brush, ring a hire company, sew on a button, make a cup of tea or listen to someone trying to learn their lines - then there's a role for you!
Discuss and prepare lighting plot. Arrange hire of any special
equipment required. Estimate expenses. Check prompt copy
contains all lighting cues.
Discuss and prepare sound plot. Arrange hire of any special equipment, sound tracks / effects not available from members. Select audience music. Estimate expenses. Check prompt copy contains all sound cues.
Organise ushers, ticket and programme sellers. Ensure assistants have suitable dress. Organise tea, coffee, biscuits etc. Collect albums, trophies etc for display. Erect notices for time play ends,
no smoking, no cameras etc.
Design and maintain website, design and organise printing and display of large and small posters; press and radio advertising, photographs, releases. Design and produce programme artwork and oversee printing.
Arrange pricing policy. Estimate numbers. Issue complimentary tickets and Patron tickets. Prepare seating plan and keep careful records of ticket sales. Monitor tickets sold on nights. Collect monies and pass to Treasurer.
Organise advertisements and collect payments. Issue any complimentary tickets for sponsors.
In the full throws of rehearsal
In the hands of the Director
It's all in a day's work!