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Play Production Roles and process

Play Production

Roles and process

Directors

Roles

Roles

Michael Scott Mitchell,

Head of Undergraduate studies.

Head of Design.

Designers

3 rd year

1 st year

Nick Day

Roles

NIDA Production manager.

Head of Production Craft.

Venue Supervisors

Roles

Mikkel Mynster

Head of (Technical) Production.

Technical supervisors

3 rd year

Production Stage Manager (PSM).

Lighting Designer.

Sound Designer. Technical Manager.

Roles

(Technical) Production continued

2 nd year

Deputy Stage manager.

Lighting Designer.

Sound Technician.

A.V. Technician.

1 st year

Assistant Stage Manager.

Lighting Assistant.

Sound Assistant.

A.V. Assistant.

Show Crew.

year – Assistant Stage Manager. – Lighting Assistant. – Sound Assistant. – A.V. Assistant. – Show

Todd Arthur

Roles

Head of Properties.

3 rd year

Supervisors.

1 st year

Prop Makers.

Prop Assistants.

Fiona Reilly

Roles

Head of Costume.

3 rd Years

Costume Supervisors.

Costumiers.

1 st Years

Costumiers.

Costume Assistants.

Tony Peirce

Head of Sets.

Roles

Production Process

The Matrix.

Utopian Ideal.

Production differences / similarities.

Week -18 +

Process

Designer/director creative direction.

Week -18

Concept development.

Concept development

Week – 17

Concept presentation – Head of Design.

Week – 16

White card construction.

Discussions with production manager and Heads Of (production) Departments, re design features specials etc.

Week -15

Models

Present Whitecard to HOD’s.

Director and HOD’s white card approval.

LX design discussions commence.

Week -14/13

Build finished model.

Complete construction, costume and prop drawings.

Presentation

Week – 12

Present finished model at commencement of week.

Design documentation.

Week -11

Complete Documentation and present to HOD’s and Supervisors at end of week.

Week -10

Costing

Design discussion and clarification facilitating costing process.

Supervisors draft budgets and consult with designers to reach budget resolution as required.

costing process. – Supervisors draft budgets and consult with designers to reach budget resolution as required.

Week -9

Approval

Design discussion and clarification facilitating costing process.

Final design and costing to be signed off by conclusion of week.

Supervisors order bulk materials.

Pre-Production

mid semester break. (typical)

Week – 8

Design presentation to cast and crew.

Week -7

Preproduction workshops, rehearsal room, production team.

8 – Design presentation to cast and crew. • Week -7 – Preproduction workshops, rehearsal room,

Rehearsal week 1

Week -6

Meet and greet, full cast ad crew.

Full workshop crews commence.

Rehearsals commence.

Director confirms final costume designs and amendments to set design.

Weekly production meetings commence.

Rehearsal weeks 2-3

Weeks - 5

Rehearsal continues.

Director confirms final props list.

Weekly production meetings continue.

Cue synopsis due LX & Sound.

Week - 4

Rehearsal week 4

Week – 3

Rehearsals continue.

Tech bump in may commence.

Final drawings, LX, AV, Sound.

APRA Deadline.

Production meetings?

Bump in / Rehearsal week 5

Week -2

Full Bump-in commences.

Production meetings?

Show props delivered to rehearsal room.

Stage management, master move and plot.

Tech week / Rehearsal week 6

Week – 1

Plot & Technical rehearsals.

Full show crew commences, crew allocations made.

Design notes to supervisors.

Plot & Technical rehearsals. – Full show crew commences, crew allocations made. – Design notes to

Performance Week

Week 0

Show crews on call.

PSM, Supervisors, HOD’s & Store Manager discuss Bump out.

Bump out schedule/call sheet published.

Bump out week

Week +1

Props returned / disposed of.

Costumes cleaned /returned.

Set bumped out & stored / disposed of.

LX, AV, Sound returns .

Venue returned to ‘Standard Rig’.

All Departments, Budget reconciliation with Production Manager.