- PRODUCERS – A theatre Producer oversees all aspects of a theatre production.
- PLAYWRITE – Where it all starts. They write the scripts for plays, which then go on to be staged in theatrical productions.
- DIRECTORS – audition and cast actors; assemble and oversee the production team; provide design directives; lead rehearsals; and manage the production schedule of the project, ensuring that all the moving parts connect.
- ACTORS – An actor interprets and portrays characters to entertain an audience on television, film, theater, and other performing art venues.
- STAGE MANAGERS – Stage managers facilitate communication across all creative and technical departments; act as a right hand to the director; oversee sets, props, lights, and sound; and call all technical cues during performances.
- ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS – The Assistant Stage Manager does assist the Stage Manager with all of their responsibilities.
- LIGHTING DESIGN – Lighting designers devise and often manage the lighting for plays.
- SET DESIGN – The set designer, also known as the scenic designer, is responsible for designing the scenery—and more broadly, the artificial environment —in which a stage takes place.
- SOUND DESIGN – The Sound Designer is responsible for obtaining all sound effects, whether recorded or live for a specific production. He/She is also responsible for setting up the sound playback equipment.
- LIGHTING BOARD OPERATOR – the Light Board Operator is the technician in charge of operating all lighting equipment for a performance.
- SOUND BOARD OPERATOR – The sound Board operator uses the sound equipment to play back sound effects for a specific production.
- SET CONSTRUCTION – Building of the set for the show. This includes carpenters and painters.
- WARDROBE – This position in conjunction with the Director and Producer gathers the appropriate costumes for the actors.
- FRONT OF HOUSE – encompasses all aspects of the audience experience before, during, and after your performance, including the comfort and safety of each of your audience members.
All of these positions are interesting and important for the presentation of play. Often times volunteers will wear different hats in the same production depending on their interests.
Volunteering in a production can be a learning experience of course but also a chance to be part of a group in a creative undertaking.