Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Positions available are vast! Below are some common production roles briefly explained:  

Production Roles

This section documents some of the common position held in King's Town Players productions. Not all of these positions will be in every production and some productions will have additional, specialized roles to suit their unique needs. It is also worth noting that a production member may fill more than one of these roles in a production (e.g. Set Designer acting as Master Builder or Master Painter, Costume Designer acting as Costume Supervisor, Running Crew acting as Dresser).

Directing and Performance
Director

Interprets the production and stages the play; determines the style of production and the nature of the rehearsal process; charged with approval of all major aesthetic decisions; collaborates with all designers.

Choreographer, or Fight Choreographer

Stages the movements of actors and dancers; composes dances to advance a storyline, interpret emotion, and enliven a production; serves as advisor for period and style dance, movement, and gesture; choreographs stage combat sequences and teaches sequences to actors; considered a collaborator with the Director.

Vocal Coach

Assists actors in developing personal and company warm-ups, dialects, and vocal production and speech problems.

Design
Set Designer

Interprets the production and designs the physical visual elements of both stage and settings; collaborates with Director and other designers.

Costume Designer

Interprets the production and designs the clothing worn by actors; collaborates with Director and other designers.

Lighting Designer

Interprets the production and designs the lighting; collaborates with Director and other designers; prepares and records all lighting cues.

Sound Designer

Interprets the production and designs all sound including live and recorded effects and music; collaborates with Director and other designers; prepares and records all sound effects and musical cues.

Properties Designer

Interprets the production and designs properties; works in close collaboration with Set Designer; collaborates with Director and other designers.

Production and Stage Management
Production Manager

Co-ordinates all production activities throughout a production; co-ordinates activities of the Stage Manager; involved in scheduling and staffing; oversees production financials.

Stage Manager

Liaises among all departments of a production; responsible for scheduling, information exchange, and the smooth operation of all rehearsals; calls cues in dress rehearsals and performances; oversees technical crew on the production; collaborates closely with Director.

Assistant Stage Manager

Assists Stage Manager; often assigned to specific responsibilities such as preparation of rehearsal rooms, prompting, rehearsal properties, etc.

Media Liaison

Co-ordinates all publicity and media for the production, including arranging media nights and complimentary tickets for media.

Technical Departments
Costume Supervisor

Oversees the building and/or acquisition of all costumes; supervises the operation of the wardrobe; orders all costume materials; maintains costumes throughout the production period.

Properties Master

Area Head in charge of the purchasing, borrowing, and building of all properties.

Master Builder/Carpenter

Area Head in charge of the building of all scenic elements; responsible for ordering building materials and maintaining the shop during production; oversees builders and carpenters.

Master Painter

Area Head in charge of the painting of all scenic elements; responsible for securing paint and painting equipment and materials; oversees set painters.

Builder/Carpenter

Involved in the construction of scenic elements.

Set Painter

Assists in the painting and finishing of all scenic elements.

Lighting Board Operator

Runs the lighting control board during technical weekend and performance.

Sound Operator

Operates the sound console and all reproduction equipment during technical weekend and performance.

Running Crew

Assists in production elements during the running of the show in technical weekend and performance, including set changes, properties tracking, etc.

Dresser

Assists actors in quick or involved costume changes during technical weekend and performance.

Front-of-House
Front-of-House Manager

In charge of the operation of the audience areas of all performances; responsible for the comfort and safety of the audience; coordinates performance timing with the production Stage Manager; evacuates the audience in case of an emergency.

Box Office Manager

In charge of ticket tracking and sales at the door, prior to performance.

Concession Server

Serves customers beverages at the concession.

Usher

Seats audience members, takes ticket stubs and maintains order.

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