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Stage Director




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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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Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.


Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • 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.

Soft Skills

  • Creativity

  • Articulate

  • Expressing yourself through writing

  • Motivating the people around you

  • Assertive

  • Good team spirit

  • Problem-solving and research skills

  • Organised

  • Time management

Technical Skills

  • Storytelling

  • Knowledge of all the technical aspects required in the production

  • Programming and budgeting

  • Working with writers through workshops or script development schemes

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