Jobs in the Musical Theater

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Much like an iceberg, the actors you see on stage are only a fraction of the number of people involved in a theatrical production. Introduce theatre arts students to the roles played by the behind-the-scenes- personnel with an worksheet that lists the various job titles and asks them to identify what they would do if they assumes that role.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite behind-the-scenes personnel to speak with the class about the work they do and they training they had for their job
  • Arrange with a local theatre company to visit their stage and talk with company employees
Classroom Considerations

  • The focus of the resource is on musical production staff

  • The worksheet includes job descriptions 

  • Very little new information