Theatre director

 22 March 2011

A theatre director co-ordinates all aspects of a theatrical production for the stage. They work from the production stages and rehearsals through to the final performance.

Mansoor Mir, actor/director.
Mansoor Mir, actor/director.

Directors are responsible both for the artistic interpretation and delivery of the written play. Typical activities for a theatre director include:

  • Breaking down a script and analysing and exploring the content. They may also adapt it in collaboration with the writer or playwright
  • Holding auditions for productions, hiring designers, musicians and other theatre workers
  • Conducting rehearsals
  • Communicating and liaising with actors, designers, technicians and stage managers
  • Working with the set designer to conceive the overall look and feel of the production.

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