ACTING
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We present a number of productions each year including 3 and 1 act plays, musicals and a pantomime.  Each of these need cast.

Whether you have, never have, or always wanted to, we need you.

You will be selected, trained and directed on stage to create a memorable experience for youself and the audience.

DIRECTING
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We present a number of productions each year including 3 and 1 act plays, musicals and a pantomime.  Each of these need cast.  Whether you have, never have, or always wanted to, we need you.  You will be selected, trained and directed on stage to create a memorable experience for youself and the audience.

 

 

A Director - pulls together all the different elements as a production and make them cohesive. They are responsible for selecting Performers and crew for a production and guiding them through rehearsals to develop their characters and stage presence. They work with all other teams prior to and during rehearsal season. They develop and follow a schedule. The director will hand over to the stage manager once a production season has commenced.

MUSIC and DANCE
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Musical Director - leads a cast, orchestra, choir and other musical groups throughout a performance. They select musical arrangements and compositions to be performed and support the performers to reach the musical components for a production.

Choreographer - creates original dance movements and routines for performances and productions. They also develop different interpretations of existing dances for an individual dancer or group of dancers (chorus). 

BACKSTAGE CREW
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Costume Designer/Maker - responsible for designing the costumes for a production, making sure they match the time period, style and Director’s vision for the piece, as well as being practical for the Performer. They acquire or create the designs ready for performance.

Dressers/wardrobe staff - ensure the costumes for a production are looked after, maintained and fitted well to the performer. Follow up any maintenance and communicate these to costume manager. support the actors during quick changes.

Hair and makeup artists ensure that Performers have suitable make-up and hairstyles for appearing in front of an audience for a production. 

 

Stage Manager - supports and organises all the different teams involved in the day-to-day running of a theatre production from rehearsals right through to performances and then post-show. They liaise and communicate with the full company and organise each team to ensure the smooth running of a production. 

Backstage Crew/stagehands - help backstage at theatre productions and prepare everything before the show which includes props, scenery, lighting and sound. Backstage Crew support the Designers and Performers with the running of the show. 

SETS and PROPS
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A play happens inside three walls, the fourth being open to the audience.  Everything on the stage inside those walls, except the actors, has to be designed and built or acquired, then set in place and moves as required.

Set Design and Construction - Carpentry, art and construction are added to ingenuity to create sets that imitate buildings or landscapes and all have to work on the state of the Weld Theatre.

 

Prop Designer/manager - make and gather all different kinds of props used in productions. These can range from jewellery to weapons and even moving models. They work with the production team to ensure the props they are making look authentic and match the era of the production.

SOUND & LIGHTS
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Designing, setting and operating the sound and lighting plots for plays requires a great deal of technical skill and experience.

At the BRC you can learn form our technical crew and assist in the running of the plays.

Lighting and Sound Designer/Technician - work with the Director, to create the visuals for lighting, lasers, strobes, spots and sometimes video screens for a performance. Produce, amplify, mix, record, sync and reproduce sound, effects and music for theatre rehearsals, theatre productions and special events. They’re also responsible for looking over the equipment, checking connections, maintaining quality and coordinating staff for lighting and sound elements.

 
FRONT of HOUSE
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The Front of House Manager (FOH) - is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the reception and seating area of a theatre. They are responsible for supervising the Front of House staff and rostering for a production period.

Front of House staff members - provide quality customer service for the audience before, during and after a performance. They include supporting bar, box office or on the door ticketing/sales. Bar staff are to be trained in Responsible service of Alcohol (RSA). Front of house staff are responsible for the set up and pack up of front of house areas including intermittent cleaning during a show.