CHAPTER 1Production and Backstage Organization

Production is a collaborative dream fulfilled

DEFINING THEATRE PRODUCTION

A quick glance at the production organization chart (Figure 0.1) at the beginning of this book demonstrates how a theatre production is structured, in its relationships and responsibilities, much like virtually any corporation. Indeed, Nike, Coca-Cola, Ford Motors, or British Airways all have an organization chart. In our case the chart could relate to a specific production, such as the Phantom of the Opera or Hamlet. The positions relate to the different jobs that comprise the making of a theatrical production.

Take this opportunity to glance at the organizational chart and think back to any theatre production that you ...

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