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Model Builder

Helping to communicate the set designer’s vision through a physical representation is the model builder. In design meetings, it is understandably difficult for others to fully imagine the finished scenic product based on two-dimensional sketches. Therefore, the scale model becomes the most important and effective tool in representing the world in which a stage show will live.

Associate Sound Designer

The associate sound designer is an assistant and apprentice to the sound designer on theatrical productions and live events. This person aids in the development of all audio elements, as well as collaborating with the stage manager and crew of audio technicians.

The Public Theater

The Public Theater was founded by Joseph Papp as the Shakespeare Workshop, and currently resides in the former Astor Library in the East Village. The organization presented the world premiere of the musical Hair and is dedicated to producing new works by emerging artists, as well as Shakespeare and other classic material.

Lighting Supervisor

At a resident theatrical company or on a large touring production, there is usually a lighting department supervisor.

Cast Album Producer

For both the preservation of musical theater history and entertainment value, the producers of a Broadway or off-Broadway musical regularly commission the production of a cast album for new shows and popular revivals. Occasionally live performances are recorded and produced for sale as albums, but more often, the entire cast and orchestra are brought to a recording studio to lay down tracks.

Lighting Console Programmer

The lighting designer typically hires the lighting console programmer (sometimes called the moving light programmer) as an assistant with the express purpose of programming the show during the rehearsal phase.

Wardrobe Supervisor

Upon opening night of a theatrical production, the costume designer’s work is done and the wardrobe supervisor assumes the role of wardrobe department head.

Scenic Painter

A bit of artfully applied paint can fool an audience into believing almost anything. Scenic painters are skilled in the art of deception and mimicry, transforming wood flats into a stylized Nile delta or a city square in 19th-century Seville.

General Manager

Once a producer has secured the rights for a theatrical show or other live event production, his or her next step is to hire a general manager. This person oversees all aspects of mounting a production on behalf of the producer, particularly the business and financial concerns.

Producer

In live theatrical and stage entertainment, the producer is the individual who initiates the development of a show. This person is tasked with fronting the cash or raising the necessary funds and is ultimately responsible for all aspects of development, including hiring the cast, crew, and other staff.