Beyond The Stage
Every performance requires many hands! Why not yours?
Beyond the performers you see on stage, every show has people making the vision happen, constructing sets, making costumes, helping people to their seats, and more. You can give a little time or play an integral role in building a show. See the list of all Production Jobs below.
All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket for an OTP MainStage show, usable in the current or next season.
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Responsible to the OTP Executive Director for the artistic and aesthetic interpretation of a show and the implementation of that concept. They are chosen by the Artistic Committee through an application and interview process. The Director chooses or delegates those that will fill all other production jobs.
Assistant Director (AD)
Responsible for helping the Director with the artistic and aesthetic interpretation of a show and their implementation.
In partnership with the Director, is responsible to the OTP Executive Director for the organization and management of the production.
Responsible to the Director and Producer for the management of the stage and backstage areas from auditions through strike.
Assistant Stage Manager
In some larger productions, the Assistant Stage Manager is chosen by the Stage Manager to assist as needed.
Responsible to the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager to set and strike set pieces and other tasks as needed.
Responsible to the Director for designing, installation, and operation of the sets used in the production.
Set Construction Crew
Works with the Set Designer to construct sets as needed for the show.
Responsible to the Director for creating and teaching dance numbers that fit within the vision and aesthetic of the show.
Fight and/or Weapons Choreographer
Someone certified in fight choreography that teaches actors how to implement the vision of the Director safely.
Consults with the director and the lightning designer to determine the style and color palette of the costumes.
Constructs costumes as directed by the Costume Designer.
Responsible for implementing the vision of the Director by creating, replicating and teaching hairstyles and makeup designs to delegated individuals such as actors and other volunteers.
Rresponsible for helping the Director create their vision of the show by choosing, preparing, and placing objects to be used on the stage.
Responsible for working with the Director, Set Designer, and Props Designer to create a “lived-in” quality for every scene by preparing or acquiring an assortment of props, decor items, materials and smaller furniture for the set.
Responsible to the Director for design, installation, and operation of the lighting and special electrical effects used in a production.
Assistant Lighting Designer
Responsible to the Lighting Designer for tasks as needed.
Light Board Operator
Responsible to the Lighting Designer and the Stage Manager to run the light board during performances.
Responsible to the Lighting Designer and the Stage Manager to run the spotlight during performances.
Responsible to the Director for images and/or videos used in the production.
Responsible for managing all sound equipment used in the production, working closely with the Director and Music Team.
Prepares and runs all necessary sound equipment for use during a performance as directed by the Sound Designer and the Stage Manager.
Front of House Manager
Responsible to the OTP Executive Director for the management of all interactions with patrons.
Reads tickets and directs patrons under the direction of the Front of House Manager.
Assists patrons with seating, safety, answers to questions, and house cleanup before, during, and after a performance under the direction of the Front of House Manager.