By Mike Lawler
Notice intriguing occupation probabilities at the back of the scenes.Want to make it great on Broadway—as a techie? Or how approximately operating in smaller neighborhood theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains greater than twenty diverse careers from the viewpoint of profitable theater artists. integrated are specialties which have been round for many years, in addition to these nonetheless rising within the box. Concise details is supplied on task tasks, expected profits, urged education, examples of profession paths, and the insights are given of operating execs in administration, surroundings, audio/visual, costumes, video and projection, engineering, and theatrical platforms. there is even a close appendix on discovering on-the-job education as an intern, apprentice, or paid employee. For a person drawn to a behind-the-scenes existence within the theater, Careers in Technical Theater is a useful source. • Examines twenty careers, outdated and new• contains targeted, specific insights from operating professionals in each box• details on getting on-the-job education as an intern, apprentice, or paid worker
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Part of what helps the process is that the scene designer needs to understand a little bit how the scenic artist may ultimately work on something,” he says, indicating that scene Chapter 04 40 5/15/07 ✧✦ 12:56 PM Page 40 SCENERY designers should have at least some training and experience in the art of scenic painting in order to better facilitate their collaborations—and their design work. ✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧ Spotlight on a Pro Bill Forrester, freelance scene designer and professor of design, University of Washington, 1973–present Filling an Empty Space Bill Forrester has been designing scenery for a long time.
Regional theaters often break that job into other roles because the setting is different,” Hengesteg explains. ” ✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧ Job Description The title of the position would lead one to believe that the company manager is responsible for the extraordinary task of managing the entire company. And, in a way, that is what these managers are charged with. Company managers usually attack their duties based on how their theater breaks down its season. For each production or season, a company manager will begin by receiving basic information on all of the artists and technicians who will be traveling to the theater for the given project or series of projects.
After several readings of the script, the scene designer will begin a thorough research process. The shape of the research will vary depending on the particular production and the designer’s personal approach. Typically the designer will gather dozens of research sources, including material found on the Internet and in books and magazines, information on architecture and furniture styles, photographs and drawings depicting everyday life in the period of the production, and collections of images or objects that convey the color, texture, or mood that the designer has in mind for the production.
Careers in Technical Theater by Mike Lawler