The Director is responsible for all artistic aspects of a show.
Appointed by the Board, the Director provides artistic guidance to the cast and, through the Production Manager, the production staff.
The Director should not hold any other show-related job, other than as a member of the Cast.
Typical tasks and tips
- Agree to accept the dates for auditions, performances, strike, etc.
- Become familiar with the play.
- Participate as a member of the Casting committee during all auditions. Ensure that timely notification is made to all those who auditioned.
- TIP: Have prepared specific sections of the script for auditions.
- Understand Coach House policies related to facility use and member interactions and support them.
Refer to the Coach House policy manual.
- Select the Assistant Director.
- Attend one or more production meetings and provide artistic input to the Production Manager and production staff.
- TIP: At the first production meeting, select the seating/stage arrangement to be used, since the set designer needs to know the dimensions of the stage and its location will determine where stage entrances are.
The Building Operations and Maintenance Chair can provide drawings of sample seat/stage layouts.
- TIP: Based on experience, we have developed a time line, which shows when key activites should begin and complete.
- Direct the Cast and Musicians, conducting rehearsals as necessary to ensure a quality performance.
- Provide ongoing feedback to the Cast, Musicians, and Production Manager.
- Perform the curtain speech in the absence of the standard chain of command.
- Adhere to the budget provided.
Last revised 6/6/2007