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Sound and Music for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by James LeBrecht, Deena Kaye

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Working with the Theatre Company

In the mid-seventies I was hired as the resident sound designer, music director, composer, and sometimes-performer at a struggling theatre. I performed all of these functions simultaneously. I was not alone in this multifaceted atmosphere—the stage manager, whom I thought must have been a wizard, also served as the lighting designer, technical director, master electrician, master carpenter, and occasionally the wardrobe mistress and janitor. He was fond of telling all staff, when asked for any assistance or out-of-the-ordinary request, that it was simply not possible—and then he would do it.

—DK

Theatre is a collaborative art. No one works in a vacuum. Ideally, everyone depends on each other to give his individual ...

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