Theatre Roles

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What is the playwright?
The person who writes the play
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What is a performer?
An actor/entertainer who realises a role in a performance in front of an audience
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What is an Understudy?
An actor who studies another's roles so they can take over if/when it's needed
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What is the lighting designer?
Responsible for designing the lighting and effects for a performance
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What is the sound designer?
Responsible for designing the sound required for a performance, including score, intro/outro music and specific effects
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What is the set designer?
Responsible for he design of the set, work close with the director and other designers
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What is the costume designer?
The person who designs the costumes for a performance
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What is the puppet designer?
The person who designs the puppets for the performance
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What the technician?
The person who works backstage either setting up technical equipment such as microphones or rigging lights and operating them in the performance
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What is the director?
The director is in charge of the artistic elements of a production. They will have the initial creative idea for a production and work with other members to realise these idea's in the performance
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What is the stage manager?
They are in charge of all aspects backstage, including before, during and after the show. They make sure props are found/made, scene changes are smooth and are in charge of the rehearsal schedule
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What is the theatre manager?
Responsible for and manages front-of-house team who deal with the audience during a production
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