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The Stage Manager facilitates communication across all creative and technical departments; act as a right hand to the director; oversee sets, props, lights, and sound; and call all technical cues during performances. The Stage Manager begins attending rehearsals immediately following auditions. Stage Managing is a 6-8 week commitment.
The Followspot Operator is responsible for operating a specialized lighting instrument called a followspot which is used to illuminate cast members and “follow” them around the stage in real time. The follow spot operator begins attending rehearsals one week prior performances. Followspot Operating is a 2-3 week commitment.
Light Board Operator
The Light Board Operator is responsible for operating the light board with preloaded cues during technical rehearsals and performances. Light Board Operating is a 2-3 week commitment.
Sound Board Operator
The Sound Board Operator is responsible for the audio elements of the production. They use specialized equipment to control the volume levels, EQ settings, and other characteristics of different sounds in order to create a cohesive auditory experience. The Sound Board Operator checks and operates microphones, in addition to operating sound effects during technical rehearsals and performances. Sound Board Operating is a 2-3 week commitment.
Members of the Costume Crew will assist actors in changing costumes, keeping track of costume pieces, and assist with wigs, hair, and make-up shifts during dress rehearsals and performances. Costume Crewing is a 2-3 week commitment.
Theatre Macon is always looking for volunteers to assist with the running of the technical elements of a production. There are several ways to get involved behind the scenes. Job descriptions are listed below. Click the “Technician Sign-Up” Button to see what slots are available for the next production.
Members of the Stage Crew will help to set up scenery, furniture, and props before rehearsals and performances. The Stage Crew will also move set pieces, props, and costume in between scenes and during technical rehearsals and performances. Stage Crewing is a 3-4 week commitment.