The Stage Director determines what kinds of entertainment the crew will bring to the audience as well as who will be part of the production, conducting auditions and practises on schedules. The Stage Director is the ultimate decision-maker on items that characterise the performance, such as the props, the lighting, sets and all the other elements.
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Career prospects & criteria
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Bachelors degree in writing, acting, journalism, or communications.
What you need to get started
Gaining practical theatre experience in acting, stage management and direction in amateur or fringe theatre, e.g. through youth theatre or a student drama society, can add value.
Expressing yourself through writing
Motivating the people around you
Good team spirit
Problem-solving and research skills
Knowledge of all the technical aspects required in the production
Programming and budgeting
Working with writers through workshops or script development schemes