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Production Management 

Organising and overseeing the non-acting elements of a show working closely with the director and all the technical teams. Call and chair production meetings to ensure communication between all departments supporting the show. Use of a computer and email essential.

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Directing 

Responsible for the artistic result of the public performances. Including selecting a play to direct in consultation with the Productions Director, holding auditions and casting the play. Create a rehearsal schedule and run rehearsals.

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Acting 

Audition for any proposed play. Attend rehearsals as required. Perform on stage.

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Singing 

Sing either as soloist or chorus member during a production. Note we are NOT a Musical Theatre company, so this is only required occasionally, for our Christmas show for example.

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Dancing 

Dance during a production under the direction of the director or choreographer. Not often required. Leading this activity is Choreography.

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Wardrobe / Costume 

Assemble or create costumes for a show, usually as part of a team, according to the costume design agreed with the director.

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Set Design 

Produce a set design in consultation with the director appropriate to both show and venue. Be prepared to oversee the construction of the set.

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Set Building 

Create the set which has been designed under the guidance of the set designer/workshop manager.

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Set Painting 

Paint the set which has been designed under the guidance of the set designer/workshop manager.

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Lighting Design 

Plan how a show is going to be lit, work with the director to determine artistic look and then decide which lanterns, where placed, what colours, and which cues are needed to achieve this.

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Sound Design 

Work with the director/ stage manager to decide on the appropriate sound equipment and effects required for a production. Arrange sound recording.

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Lighting/Sound Technician 

Hang and focus lamps, lay microphone and speaker cables, implement lighting and sound plans. Maintain equipment.

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Lighting/Sound Operator 

Run the lighting and sound during tech, dress and performances (push the buttons) as directed by a Stage Manager.

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Properties 

From the script and in consultation with the director work out what props are required for a particular show. Locate, borrow or buy the necessary props. Return the props after the show.

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Stage Management 

Assemble a technical crew for the show. Mark up a script with all sound and lighting cues, plus any special effects. Take charge of the production from the technical rehearsal onwards. Organise and manage get-in and get-out. Direct the sound/lighting/effects crew during the show.

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Deputy Stage Manager 

Call all cues during the run of the show for both actors and technical teams, while following directions from director and stage manager. Rolé often carried out by Stage Manager on smaller shows.

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Stage Crew 

Work under the guidance of the stage manager during the production run on- and behind-stage. For example moving scenery, setting scenes, etc.

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Marketing 

As part of a team. Organise and oversee elements of our publicity functions – posters, advertising, press releases, inviting guests, etc.

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Chaperone 

Look after any children involved during a production. You must be licensed to do this but this can be arranged.

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Box Office 

Supervise ticket sales.

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Front Of House 

Organise the FOH ushers and programme sellers. Look after our audiences during performances.

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Make-up 

Assist actors with their makeup. Research any specialist make up required. Most of our actors do their own, so this is rarely required.

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Writing 

If requested by director or committee to adapt scripts for performance or occasionally write original stage scripts. Rarely Required.

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Music Composition 

Compose music to be used in our productions if required and requested.

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Musician 

Able to play an instrument and/or have an interest in playing live music during a performance.

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Social Organiser 

Organise social events for the Maskers’ membership.

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Bar Attendant 

Serve pre-show, interval and post theatre drinks behind the bar. Instruction available. Very easy and sociable.

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Administrative / Committee 

Be prepared to take on a committee or management team role from marketing to secretarial to website to technical, amongst others.

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Van Driving under 7.5 tonne 

Drive a van transporting scenery when we are performing away from the Studio.

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Van Driving 7.5 tonne 

Drive a very large van transporting scenery when we are performing away from the Studio. You can do this on a standard car licence if you passed your test prior to January 1997. Otherwise you need a category C1 licence.

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Show Photography / Videography 

Taking, editing and managing photographic and video records of shows for use in publicity, website and archives. (Equipment can be provided).

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Website / Social Media 

Maintaining our social media channels, on-line sites and on-line entries for promoting our shows and our society.

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Workshop Management 

Look after the storage of all set building materials and furniture, both in the studio and at the container. To ensure set building space is maintained in the workshop area and all tools and tooling looked after. Liaise with Set Designers during set builds.

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Studio Organisation Management 

Manage the optimal use of the studio space during rehearsal periods. Organise setting out and removal of rostra and seating for each show. Liaising with Workshop manager, production managers and directors.

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Buildings Maintenance 

Help in maintenance of the Maskers premises with minor repairs, decoration and general maintenance of the building.

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Membership Agreement

I wish to become a member of the Maskers Theatre Company and the Maskers Theatre Company Club. I agree to comply with the Rules of both the Company and the Club for use of the Maskers Theatre Studio. I understand that I am entirely responsible for my own safety and property at all times, and that neither the Maskers Theatre Company nor the Maskers Theatre Club will accept liability for injury or loss at any time or in any place. I understand that my details will be held by the Maskers Management Committee on the Maskers Database and Members List and that my image in photographs, and on film or video footage, in connection with productions, may be used for Maskers purposes. I have read the Maskers Membership Privacy Statement and agree to its terms.

Please read the Membership Privacy Statement here.


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Membership Privacy Statement

Maskers Theatre company holds personal data of its members, with consent, in order to pursue its objectives. We keep details of name, address, phone numbers, email address, age, and interests. Contact details of committee members and key role holders are made available to other members, via a password-protected members-only section of the web-site, for pursuance of company objectives, communications and business only. They are not shared with other organisations outside of Maskers without express permission of individuals involved. Details of all members are available to committee members and specific sub-sets may be shared with members who need them for a particular purpose in pursuance of company objectives, for example cast in a play, or when staffing production roles.

Members will be emailed the company monthly Newsletter, information and reminders about company activities, and the occasional item of interest from outside of the company. In the case that the member does not have an email address then the company newsletter will be posted to them, but not other information/communications.

In order to ensure that the company is able to carry out its activities efficiently members are asked to ensure their data are kept up-to-date, especially their contact details. This may be done by emailing webmaster@maskers.org.uk, or calling the Membership Database Manager.

When involved in company activities members may be photographed and those photographs displayed in publicity material (including press and social media), front-of-house displays, and company newsletter. Photographs and videos of the productions are taken and stored in the company archives. These may also be used on the company website and on other promotional material. Production photographs and videos are also available for personal archives and may be purchased. (All profits go to the Maskers funds).

Membership data are collected when a member joins the group and is deleted when, either they tell us they are leaving, or after 18 months if their membership payment lapses.

Members have the right to object to any inappropriate use of their data and in the first instance should inform the membership database manager (webmaster@maskers.org.uk), who will report it to the committee. If their complaint is not resolved, they have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further guidance can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/raising-concerns.

Rules for handling membership information.

Membership Information may consist (but not exclusively) of:

  • Name, address and phone numbers
  • Email address and on-line details
  • Photographs of the member
  • Details of the members activities
  • Other personal details such as age, occupation and interests

Committee & Appointed Officers

Committee Members & Appointed Officers will be permitted access to the “Membership List” containing members names, address and contact details, during their term of office. On request they may also be provided with analysis of members interests, membership age distribution, or other membership personal information.

Committee Members & Appointed Officers must undertake to keep all Membership Information secure. They must only use such data in pursuance of company objectives and must not share it with anyone else without express permission of the members concerned.

They must undertake to destroy/delete all membership details provided for their use when their term in office ends.

Use of members data during auditions and productions

Contact details, and other personal information, provided by members to the Production Team will be kept securely by the Production Team and will not be shared with others outside of the production without the express permission of the members concerned.

Data provided must be used for arranging and communicating of relevant production related activities only and must be deleted/destroyed when the production is over, unless the member has given permission otherwise.

Member to member contacts

It is recognised that members will pass their contact details (and possibly other parts of their Membership Information) directly onto other members, for the purpose of general contact and communication. When this is done by the individual member themselves the receiving member is then not required to delete/destroy that information at the end of a production (or their term in office, which ever applies). It is up to the individual providing member to request such deletion if they wish the receiving member to do so.

Note this section must be agreed to before membership can be considered.


 
 

 

Gift Aid Declaration (optional)

Provided you are a standard rate taxpayer you can increase the value of your subscription by declaring it as a donation under the Gift Aid Scheme. For each £1 of your subscription we are able to reclaim 28p from the tax-man. Unlike the old deeds of covenant, you are not tied into this arrangement for a specific number of years. If you wish to participate in this scheme, please complete the section below when returning your application form.
"I want the charity (Maskers Theatre Company) to treat all donations that I make to the charity as Gift Aid Donations from the date of this declaration until I notify otherwise."


 
 

 

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On submission of this form we will send you a payment invoice via our STRIPE payment system. You can pay this by credit or debit card. There is a £15 joining fee and an annual membership of £25.

Membership is only valid with a confirmed payment. Our Membership Development Officer will then be in touch with you. Thank you for joining!

 
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Shirley's own LOCAL theatre!

Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
Shirley
Southampton
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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