Producer—Oversees every element of the entire production, from beginning to end. Ensures that tasks are
done in a timely manner, and that the needs of the director are met.
• Stage Manager—Oversees the functions of backstage during a production. Coordinates with the
Assistant Stage Managers and Properties Coordinator to keep things running smoothly. During rehearsals, this
person records the blocking and assists with line prompts. Assists backstage with cuing actors with their
entrances during a production.
• Assistant Stage Manager—Assists the Stage Manager during a production. During rehearsals, this
person may record blocking and assist with line prompts. Assists backstage with cuing actors with their
entrances during a production.
• Properties Coordinator—Collects rehearsal props and performance props during a production. Plots
out the location for props as pre-set, stage right, stage left, etc. Places props backstage in their appropriate
places during performances. May include food and drink preparation when applicable.
• Costume Coordinator—Coordinates the costume pieces and accessories for all actors during a
production. Plots out the changing of costumes for each actor in each scene. May include sewing costumes,
cleaning costumes, ironing, coordinating dry-cleaning, and minor repairs.
• Seamstress—Creates costumes for a production. May include cleaning costumes, ironing, coordinating
dry-cleaning, and minor repairs.
• Lighting Designer—Oversees the lighting design for a production. Collects the appropriate lighting
instruments and installs them.
• Lighting Operator—Oversees the lighting equipment and cues for production, as well as operates the
light board for each performance.
• Sound Designer—Oversees the sound design for a production. Collects scene change music, pre-
show and intermission music, sound effects, and other needed recorded music or sound and compiles them.
• Sound Operator—Oversees the sound equipment and cues for a production, as well as operates the
sound board for each performance.
• Set Designer—Volunteers to design a set for a single production, or multiple production. Draws up the
plans for a set and oversees the set construction process.
• Set Builder—One of many people who assist with building the set for a single production, or multiple
productions. Familiar with power tools, measuring and assembly.
• Set Painter—One of many people who assist with painting the set for a single production, or multiple
• House Manager—Oversees the Ushers and Ticket Takers for a show. Handles the money when tickets
and concessions are purchased.
• Usher—Volunteers to show audience members to their seats during a performance and also pass out
• Ticket Taker—Volunteers to take tickets during a performance.
• Sponsorship Salesperson: Volunteers to solicit program ads and show sponsorships from a variety of
local businesses. Program sponsors help pay for the playbill costs throughout the season, and show
sponsorships help pay for a show’s production costs. Both provide opportunities for businesses to get
exposure to a wider audience. A salesperson would volunteer to contact local businesses, either via phone,
email, or in-person, to gauge their interest in becoming a program sponsor participate as a show sponsor.
Shelby County Players
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