Chapter 11 Behind the Scenes

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Behind the Scenes : 

Behind the Scenes Chapter 11

Lessons 1 – 4 vocabulary : 

Lessons 1 – 4 vocabulary Theatre Safety – keeping the crews, cast, and audience free from harm, danger, risk, or injury. Stage manager – the person in charge of supervising backstage. Assistant director – the person who helps the director with such duties as warming up the cast before rehearsal, checking roll, posting rehearsal schedules, writing directorial notes during rehearsal, running errands, and filling in as an understudy when an actor is absent. Crew – committee of technicians who work behind the scenes creating the scenery, costumes, props, and so on. Stage crew – the group of t3echnicians responsible for building the scenery. During a production, this crew is in charge of any scene changes.

Slide 3: 

Scenery – curtains, backdrops, or any structures constructed to transform an empty stage into a suitable background for the play. Cyclorama - a large curtain covering the back and sides of the stage. Set pieces – large portable pieces of the stage setting. Sight lines – imaginary lines defining the areas of the stage where the actors can clearly be seen by the audience. Masking – any materials such as curtains or scenery used to block an audience’s view of the backstage area. Prop crew – the crew in charge of stage properties (props).

Basic Safety Guidelines : 

Basic Safety Guidelines Go over with students page 191

The Production Team : 

The Production Team Stage Manager Reports directly to director Handles promptbook and prompts actors Conducts a safety check to be sure everything is in order for the performance Completely controls production once it begins Assistant Director Warms up the cast before rehearsals Checks roll Collects production contracts Posts rehearsal schedules Photocopies notices to parents or cast members Writes directorial notes during rehearsal Runs campus errands Fills in as understudy when an actor is absent Crew

Different paint techniques : 

Different paint techniques

Cyclorama : 

Cyclorama

The Stage Crew : 

The Stage Crew Transforms stage into a suitable setting for a play through the use of scenery. Shows the audience where and when the play takes place. Defines acting area, gives actors a basic plan for entrances, exits, and movement. Works in harmony with costumes, props, lighting, and acting. The technical director of the stage crew designs a floor plan for each scene in the play. Next, a scenic design is created from the floor plan. Then, a sketch is presented to the stage crew. Working plans are developed, and the construction begins. Collects/builds set pieces.

Slide 9: 

Must be sure that each member of the audience can see all of the stage that is being used. Check out the sightlines from different areas of the house. The scenery must not block the sight of any member of the audience. Be sure that the backstage areas are hidden from view of the audience (masking). During rehearsals and performances, they will move nay set pieces or scenery that needs changing. Note any changes or repairs that need to be made before the next rehearsal. Clean the stage between rehearsals. The final job of the stage crew is to strike the set.

The Prop Crew : 

The Prop Crew In charge of stage properties (props). These are all articles handled by the actors or used to “:dress, “or decorate, the set. Responsible for obtaining/creating and maintaining all props. Read the script and determine props needed. The prop crew head attends blocking rehearsals to find out how the props are used in the play. Responsible for props during the production. Any changes, etc. After each rehearsal, make sure you have all props.

Lessons 5 – 7 Vocabulary : 

Lessons 5 – 7 Vocabulary Costume Crew – the committee in charge of costuming the show. Costume – an outfit, including accessories and undergarments, worn by an actor in a production. Costume plot – a chart listing each character, the acts or scenes in which they appear, and all garments, undergarments, and accessories needed. Stage makeup – any cosmetic effect, including hair, that enhances or changes an actor’s appearance. Makeup crew – the crew in charge of designing and applying makeup for each character Basic makeup – cosmetic applied to the face or body using the actor’s natural features.

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Character makeup – makeup used to change an actor’s natural features. Makeup plot – a chart listing the makeup needs for each character in a play. Sound – artificially produced sound effects or music as well as the amplification of voices so that they can be heard. Sound crew – the group responsible for planning and preparing all sound effects needed for a production Sound plot – the plan of all the sound effects and music needed for a production. Cue sheet – a chart or list for lighting or sound showing all of the changes that will occur during a production.

Chapters 8 – 10 Vocabulary : 

Chapters 8 – 10 Vocabulary Stage lighting – illumination of the actors and acting areas; includes any special lighting effects. Light crew – the technicians responsible for planning, preparing, and running the stage lights for a production. Lighting plot – a floor plan of the set showing the placement of basic lighting and any special lighting. Publicity crew – the committee responsible for organizing and implementing all advertising for a production. House crew – the group responsible for printing tickets and programs and managing the box office, audience, and physical theatre during a production.

The Light Crew : 

The Light Crew This crew will need to work closely with the director or technical director as well as with scenery, costume, and makeup crews to make sure that all of these aspects complement each other. When it is time to strike the show, this crew will take down, clean, and store all equipment, according to the director’s instructions. It is the responsibility of the head of this crew to reset the control board for general stage use.

The Publicity Crew : 

The Publicity Crew Responsible for organizing an advertising campaign. This crew must check with the director concerning the school’s policy on releasing news to the media. After the final performance, it is important for this crew to remove all posters or advertisements for the production.

The House Crew : 

The House Crew It is the responsibility of this crew to work with the director in finding the most cost effective way of producing tickets and programs. After each performance, this crew should follow the director’s instructions for handling extra tickets and money. Putting the house, ticket office, and lobby back in order is the responsibility of this crew. This crew is in charge of printing tickets and programs.

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