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Theatre People 1: The Production Manager/Producer


There are a number of excellent short articles over on the website of the American Association of Community Theatre.

This is the first in a series of extracts from those articles, with a link to the original so that if you want to read more you can get to the entire article.

The first one is about the role of The Production Manager/Producer.

The Production Manager/Producer

   The Production Manager generally is responsible for budgeting, scheduling work, and coordinating the various production departments.

The Production Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the production are completed within budget, according to the designer's and director's wishes, and in time for the first public performance.

The Production Manager oversees the cost effectiveness and planning of the entire production process. Responsibilities may include any or all of the following:

  • Securing the rights to present the play from the royalty house or publisher-agent.

  • Budgeting

  • Deciding date, time and venue

  • Forming a production team

  • Production meetings

  • Scheduling rehearsals and performances

  • Setting the rehearsal venue

  • First call

  • Rehearsal process and preparation

  • Financial accounting of the show's expenses and revenues

Having found the play and bought the rights, the producer starts by putting together a production budget--the cost of finding and rehearsing the creative team, cast and orchestra; designing and making the scenery costumes and props, installing them all in a theatre; and marketing the results.

The complete article can be found here.



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