Theatre Tech Every job in Theatre Tech is extremely important. From the lighting, to the costumes and make-up. Every person has his or her own specific instructions that lead for everything to be right on point. Here are some of the jobs that Theatre tech offers. For example, costume design is a very important job to handle. The costume designer is the person in charge of designing, making, and fixing all the costumes for a play. They have to make sure that every actor that walks onto the stage has the right kind of clothes appropriate to the directors orders. They also have to be responsible for either finding or making all these pieces of clothing, jewelry, hats, and making sure that the actors look good and feel comfortable. Having this job also requires certain kind of props. The size of the job depends on the size of the production and the type of play. Also the quality and quantity of help you get. They will sometimes have an assistant who will help you with everything. Another thing is that being the costume designer does not mean that the job ends when the curtain goes up on the opening night. Costume designers are also responsible for making sure that everything is working and in place, not to mention they have to be constantly checking for any tears or stains on the costumes. They might have to fix those as well. They are also obviously in charge of all the costumes weather they are rented or made until the play is over. Also they have to make sure the correct clothing is cleaned and returned to whoever lent it and make sure their final budget is submitted. The final responsibility, which many costumers and producers forget about, is the dry cleaning. The cost of this also comes with the budget. The costume designer has the same amount of creative input as the set designer, but unlike the set designer they will be primarily collaborating with the director and the actors. They will also have to be big on ideas. Constantly thinking and pitching new things to do or how to do them. Collaborating with the director will definitely help. This job will tame a tremendous amount of leadership and hard work, but will pay off in the end. As much as the costumes are important, the makeup also is crucial in this roll. Being the Stage Makeup Artist is a special type of individual. The work is repetitive, but also exciting at the same time. Theatre makeup artist must possess a strong knowledge of both wigs and facial hair, in addition to application skills. You will need training in theatre, makeup and hairdressing before being successful in stage makeup. A stage makeup artist works for the overall production designer. There is no independent work, with that they also have to be able to follow through with a particular direction and must master an identical look. They also have a lot of creativity. There is also some techniques required now a days, as theatre performances have changed over the years, so have the makeup and costumes. There are also many types of makeup. The makeup requires particular techniques due to the nature of the theatre. Makeup has to last throughout the whole scene without touch ups. The type of makeup can also affect the artist’s ability to do long scenes and quick costumes changes. Water-based makeup is good for quick removal, but bleeds easier in an active scene. Oil-bases makeup is better for long and active scenes, but is messy to wash off. Powder-based makeup is the best; it lasts long and is easy to remove. Although it is ideal it tends to flake off the skin easy and may cause actors to slip on the stage if it clings on their feet or floor. The makeup artist has to determine the correct type of makeup to use. They also have to use makeup to enhance features such as wrinkles. Wax is also often used for three-dimensional work, usually to enhance the nose or a special effect. Makeup must be applied strongly, but cleanly. This causes to enhance the look without smoothing the…
Coastal Carolina Theatre
In our reading of pages 27 through 30 in The Coastal Compass, the book explains to readers that students who major in theatre have a skill set that not many other majors offer. Theatre majors are excellent communicators, know how to direct a group of people to accomplish a task, and also have the ability to think very creatively with new productions. Those who study theatre have what it takes to be successful in the future after…
love for nature and rural life which reflects his childhood. In London, Shakespeare’s career took off. It is believed that he may have become well I known in London theatrical life by 1592. By that time, he had joined one of die city’s repertory theatre companies. These companies were made up of a permanent cast of actors who presented different plays week after week. The companies were commercial organizations that depended on admission from their audience. Scholars know that Shakespeare belonged…
The Restoration Era – Actors, Managers
Theatre during the Restoration era was definitely a time of change and growth. There were many advances made and it paved the way we know and recognize theatre today.
From 1642 onward for eighteen years, the theaters of England remained nominally closed. There was of course evasion of the law; but whatever performances were offered had to be given in secrecy, before small companies in private houses, or in taverns located three or four miles out…
Macbeth as Elizabethan Theatre: Seneca in Early Elizabethan England
During the 1560’s, a group of ten men associated with the universities, with special regard to the early English law schools, the inns of court, had translated nine of Seneca’s ten tragedies into English. Some of these studies address these texts and those that do, concentrate on their contributions to the development of English drama.
Essentially, Seneca were tragedies; the nine of the ten that were translated were by a group…
The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression. It was one of five Federal One projects sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The FTP's primary goal was employment of out-of-work artists, writers, and directors, with the secondary aim of entertaining poor families and creating relevant art.
The FTP was established August 27, 1935, after a legislative and administrative…
students had chance to met with Bob Laemmle, the owner of Laemmle Theatres, who discussed his life and career as a successful businessmen in the University Student Union, Los Angeles Room. Laemmle Theatres is a group of family run art house movie theatres in the Los Angeles area. He told us that it was established in 1938 by his father Max and uncle Karl, this family-run business has grown from the then-single-screen Los Feliz Theatre in the late 1950s to nine theaters and 39 screens, including West…
Globe Theatre Fact 1
The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 in Southwark on the south bank of London’s River Thames
by Richard Burbage.
Globe Theatre Fact 2
The timber for The Globe Theatre was actually reused wood from “The Theatre” – an earlier
theatre owned by Richard Burbage’s father.
Globe Theatre Fact 3
The Globe was built as a large, round, open air theatre. There was a roof around the
circumference which covered the seating area, leaving the theatre looking like a doughnut from
is a genre of theatrical performance that pursues
primarily physical means. Several performance traditions all describe themselves as "physical
theatre", but the unifying aspect is a reliance on physical motion of the performers rather than
or combined with text to convey the story. In basic sense, you talk through hand gestures,
body language, thought track and many more physical features. Dympha Callery suggests
that all physic…
Growing: Theatre is central to the cultural life of our nation. 63% of the UK population has been to at least one theatre show in the past year – that’s more than sporting events and music concerts.
Diverse: Perhaps the most surprising fact unearthed by our survey was that likelihood to attend the theatre was highest amongst 16-19 year olds. Audiences have been growing proportionally younger for some time, as reflected in our transactional data, with a 71% increase amongst 16-25 year olds since…