Theatre Terms and Definitions

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Theatre Arts Terms and Definitions

Theatre Personnel

Executive Producer: The individual responsible for the funding and financing of a particular production.

Producer: The individual responsible for the managerial and administrative aspects of the production.
This includes, and is not limited to, hiring creative personnel, manages financial aspects of film, liaising with cast and crew and to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of a productions.

Actor: The individual who portrays an imagined reality and/or a character through the use of body language, voice and movement to express emotions and/or ideas.

Director: The individual responsible for developing and implementing the artistic vision and aesthetic value of a piece of theatre generally facilitated through blocking, lighting, costume choices among others.

Stage Manager: The individual responsible for providing practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, stage crew and technicians throughout the production process. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating the work of the stage crew and overseeing the entire show each time it is performed.

Technical Director: The individual responsible for the overall organization of the technical process which includes maintaining safety of technical equipment and coordinating schedules for the technical crew.

Stage Crew/Hands: These are the individuals responsible for the shifting of scenery and props onto and off the stage, adjusting lightings, executing special effects or other similar tasks associated with the smooth running of the show.

Front-of-House Manager: The individual responsible for management of theatrical...
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