AND PRODUCTION STAFF FOR THE 2024-25 season
The director controls all the artistic elements of the show. She or he is responsible for running the audition; casting the show; blocking, or staging, all the scenes; coaching the actors on line delivery; and helping with character development. The director is responsible for developing the concept behind the play and being able to explain it to the other members of the artistic staff and the cast. She or he must collaborate with the staff and be able to integrate all the acting, singing, and dancing in a seamless manner.
We are choosing our 2024-25 season now and are looking for directors who will bring the productions to life on stage. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or have never directed a show in your life, we want to hear from you.
Interested in directing one of the shows we have ready for this year? Click on the "Direct a Chosen Show" button and submit the forms. Perhaps you will be chosen to direct one of the shows not already set for this year.
Do you have a passion project for a show you would love to do (and direct) for a future year? Click on the "Submit Idea For New Show" button and submit your idea. Maybe we will choose your show for an upcoming season.
Interested in helping on one of the shows we have ready for this year? We have a full volunteer form to let us know about all your interests (volunteering), but we have special need for people interested in current or future musical direction, set/lighting/audio design, costuming and more. Sometimes we have new directors who need you to fill in those positions on the production staff.
Look below and let us know. We're glad you're here. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The beginnings of a great show is a great team. We give our directors a wide latitude to put together the team they want and need. We stand ready to help with names of those who have expressed interest.
We have aggressive timelines and high expectations. Your team will be a key part of that.
The producer oversees all parts of the production and ensures that everything runs smoothly. The producer acts as the business manager of the production and is therefore in charge of creating and following the budget; fund-raising; setting performance dates, times, and ticket prices; marketing and publicizing the show; creating a timeline for the rehearsal and production period in collaboration with the director; securing rehearsal and performance spaces; and hiring and overseeing the stage manager and house manager.
The Assistant Director is responsible for doing all tasks that the director needs done. In addition, they must understand the production well enough to step in and direct if something causes the director to not be available.
The music director is responsible for working with the cast for the show. He or she interprets the music and helps guide the director and choreographer by suggesting changes in the music or places where the music should be lengthened or cut shorter. The music director's job may include rehearsal accompanist;. CWCT has recently gone away from a live pit orchestra due to difficulty, but would entertain it if possible.
The technical director oversees all the technical aspects of the production. She or he works closely with the director to help create the mood of the production and be sure that the actors will be safe, seen, and heard. She or he is responsible for finding or being a set designer, a lighting designer, and a sound designer. The set designer is responsible for creating a set that will work well in the performance space and help create the director's vision. He or she must work closely with the lighting designer, whose job it is to use lighting to ensure that all areas of the stage and the performers are visible at the right times, to set the mood, to direct the audience's attention, and to indicate the time of day during scenes. The sound designer is responsible for being certain that performers and musicians can be heard, that the sound is balanced in the theatre, and that all necessary sound effects are in place.
The stage manager is in charge of scheduling, giving cues, taking notes, and communicating with the cast and designers during the rehearsal period. During the show, the stage manager is responsible for overseeing each performance. She or he is in charge of every scene change and is expected to be sure that all actors are where they need to be at all times. The stage manager is always listened to and respected because she or he is in charge after performances begin.
The choreographer is the movement expert. She or he is responsible for reading through the script, listening to the show's music, and developing movements and gestures that combine to create the show's dances. The choreographer is generally responsible for creating dance sequences, teaching them to the cast, and rehearsing them. She or he is also often responsible for adding gestural movement to other scenes and helping to block crowd scenes. The choreographer must make sure that acting can be conveyed through the selected movements and that the cast members are able to sing while dancing. Therefore, she or he must work closely with both the director and the music director.
Costume Designer & Makeup Supervisor
The Costume Designer/Makeup Supervisor oversees the areas of both costume and makeup design. Responsibilities include researching the musical, meeting with the director and choreographer and working with the costume designer to ensure that the costumes will work well in all the scenes and still match the vision, determining what type of makeup will be used, measuring the actors and being certain that costumes fit well, and being certain that the costumes are laundered, ironed, and ready for each dress rehearsal and performance. Additionally, she or he is responsible for the storage of costumes and the physical transportation of them to and from the theatre.