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What does one do when working in the "crew" of a theater production?

I recently auditioned for two plays at my college. I didn't get callback from either one. But I was wondering if working in the crew would be a good opportunity to get involved in the productions as well? What is the purpose of the crew? What do they do? Are their tasks hard? Do they have to stay at the rehersals for as long as the cast members? Help me out here. Do you think I will benefit or learn anything from the experience of working in the crew?

Asked By: 09 _ - 12/1/2006
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Working crew is a great way for actors to understand everything that goes into the play, and all the people that work on it... More
Answered By: alex - 12/1/2006
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Well that all depends on what part of the crew you are in. There is alot of different backstage jobs. There is the costuming. Props. Technician's... More
Answered By: Marcia M - 12/1/2006
 
I was part of the "crew" as the Hair Dresser/ Makeup Artist. But there are many positions available. I highly recommend joining. The people and experience can open doors to other positions, many opportunities can evolve. Once the production company(s) know you as a honest and reliable member, you will be called back... More
Answered By: {JANUS} - 12/1/2006
 
There are different crews. The light and sound crew is responsible for spot lights, house lights, microphones, sound effects, etc. Costume and make-up crews help apply make-up for the characters and keep the costumes together, take care of the costumes, and help streamline costume changes especially if they must be... More
Answered By: Pippy - 12/1/2006
 
whereas actors are responsible for making the show work onstage, it's the crew that has to make it all click behind the curtain. To answer a few of your questions, the crew is responsible for all backstage business and includes positions such as technical crew (responsible for lights, sound, building of set, etcetera... More
Answered By: kkkkayla_x3 - 12/1/2006
 
Alright.. Number one, time to clarify. The crew doesnt involve the make up, or coustumeing or anything like that. The crew is the Lights, sound, set, rigging, and anything that involves any technical type thing to make the show actually go. You have sound techs, light techs, riggers, carpenters, electritions, stage... More
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Answered By: Doc - 12/1/2006
 
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