PRODUCTION COUNCIL

Producer


Responsible for the overall production of the show. Responsible for all communication, spending, management of resources, and publicity. Communicate with all PC positions and keeps production council on a timetable. Highest authority for all non creative aspects of the show. Responsible for assembling a production council, including a costume, build, and publicity team




Director


Responsible for the creative aspects of the production. Manages cast and work with music director, choreographer, and designers Communicates with stage manager for scheduling purposes and rehearsal management Communicates with producers on matters of spending and production details




Choreographer


Responsible for consulting in callbacks to cast the necessary dance talent for the production Choreographs musical numbers requested by the director Teaches choreography to cast Communicates with the director, producer, and music director on all overlapping matters




Orchestral Director


Responsible for assembling and rehearsing an orchestra for the production Communicates with producers regarding acquisition of players and instruments Communicates with stage manager regarding pit sync and post-load-in requirements




Stage Manager


Responsible for creating a rehearsal schedule, managing rehearsals, and communicating with the necessary people regarding rehearsal needs and concerns Responsible for creating a technical schedule, specifically dealing with load-in and subsequent rehearsals Responsible for bringing all relevant issues to the attention of the producers Highest authority during technical rehearsal and performances Communicates with director, music director, choreographer during rehearsals Communicates with the technical director, lighting designer, sound designer, costume designer, and props mistress from before load-in to strike




Music Director


Responsible for casting the necessary musical talent for the production Teaches the musical aspects of the show to the cast Coordinates with rehearsal pianists regarding any song changes and orchestral director regarding any modification / notes on the score Communicates with the director, producers, and choreographer on all overlapping matters




Set Designer


Responsible for designing a set for the show and providing explicit blueprints for building the set Communicates with the director regarding creative vision, technical director regarding construction feasibility, and the producers regarding spending




Costume Designer


Responsible for designing and acquiring all costumes for the show Responsible for measuring and fitting cast members for costumes Responsible for maintaining and utilizing a costume team Responsible for ensuring a costume master/mistress is present for all dress rehearsals and performances Communicates with director regarding creative vision and producers regarding spending Responsible for maintaining the costume budget




Costume Team


Communicates with costume designer and works with his/her direction in completing a full costume wardrobe for the cast Responsible for getting spending approval from the costume designer




Lighting Designer


Responsible for designing a lighting layout with the director and for submitting a detailed lighting design to Rich Kless of Duke Theater Operations in a timely fashion. Hangs and focuses all lighting instruments in the theater Operates the lighting board during technical rehearsals and performances Communicates with the stage manager regarding lighting cues and producers regarding spending Responsible for keeping the lighting budget




Sound Designer


Designs, assembles, and maintains a sound setup from load-in to strike Operates the sound board during all technical rehearsals and performances Communicates with director, music director, orchestral director, and stage manager regarding specific sound issues for the show Responsible for keeping the sound budget and communicating with producers regarding spending




Props Master/Mistress


Acquires all necessary props for the production and maintains a prop table for all dress rehearsals and performances Communicates directly with the producers regarding spending and is responsible for keeping the props budget




Technical Director


Translates set designs into a completed set Utilizes build team or cast to complete the set in a timely fashion Responsible for all set repairs and issues that arise during use Maintains a set budget and communicates with the producers regarding spending




Build Team


Assists the technical director in completing set construction Must get spending approval from technical director




Publicity Head


Manages publicity logistics regarding campus-wide and off-campus publicity Manages a publicity team and is responsible for actively publicizing the production Communicates with producers regarding all spending issues Maintains a publicity budget




Publicity Team


Manages publicity logistics regarding campus-wide and off-campus publicity Manages a publicity team and is responsible for actively publicizing the production Communicates with producers regarding all spending issues Maintains a publicity budget




Company Manager


Serves as primary resource for anyone in the show regarding non-professional conflicts amongst individuals Accommodates the cast to create a lighter working environment, especially during long or tedious rehearsals May be called on to manage cast logistics (e.g. extended housing during graduation weekend) Manages Hoof 'n' Horn traditions (e.g. secret buddies) Stocks dressing room with important cast items (e.g. water, baby wipes) Responsible for maintaining a company manager budget




Playbill Designer


Designs and assembles the playbill Responsible for collecting cast and production council biographies Receives advertising, publicity, other materials from the producers




Graphic Designer


Works with producers and director in designing the necessary number of publicity images




Rehearsal Pianist


Accompanies the cast during callbacks and music rehearsals Communicates with the music director regarding specifics





Production Councils are selected by the Producer on a show-by-show basis.
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