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AHSTS Production Staff

When interviewing or applying for production staff positions, it's often helpful to know what precisely what we mean by a given title. Therefore, we present the following list of production staff positions and the duties they usually fulfill. Note that every show is a different, and sometimes part of one person's job is taken up by someone else or is divided based on the work-load.

Stage Manager

The Stage Manager works through all phases of the production to encourage the best from the cast. He/she is in-charge of the Production Company and running the show once it opens.

Assistant Director

An Assistant Director is there to provide support to the Director, Stage Manager and the Production Company, to do research, as well as run scenes and lines with actors.

Dance Captain

The Dance Captain is a member of the company who maintains the artistic standards of all choreography and/or musical staging in a production. The Dance Captain shall always work in tandem with the Stage Manager in conveying and maintaining the creative intentions of the Artistic Staff.

Deputy Stage Managers

Deputy Stage Managers works through all phases of the production to encourage the best from the cast, always being able to fill in for the Stage Manager when needed. They oversee props, manage backstage, coordinate the program, costumes and make-up.

Technical Staff

AHSTS members serve as technical staff for all productions, such as running lights, spots, sound, building and painting sets, helping with make-up and managing costumes.

House Manager

The House Manager is responsible for running the front of house during a performance. He/she is in charge of the House Staff and of maintaining order and quiet in the lobby.

Head Usher

The Head Usher is responsible for training and managing the usher volunteers. He/she assists the House Manager.

House Staff

The members of the House Staff fill many roles. They are responsible for selling tickets, concessions, and ushering for our patrons.