Applications for Backstage Crew are Now Open

by Ashley on January 6, 2020

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The Backstage Crew in a show helps the cast to manage many things behind the scenes in a production. The roles of the crew vary widely depending on each show. Check out the possibilities below:

  • stage crew – moving sets on and off stage, keeping cast members quiet and getting them to the right place at the right time
  • lights and sound crew – running the sound and lights equipment for the show
  • costume master/mistress – keeping track that all the costumes are in the right place
  • dressers – organizing the costumes, helping with quick costume changes
  • prop masters – keeping props organized

There’s a lot to do backstage in a show – which is why we need a crew!

Members of the backstage crew must also be responsible, principled, collaborative, problem solvers, who can work independently, but also be a part of a team. They need to be able to work backstage without getting distracted by the very large cast or distracting those around them. Crew members will also need to be available for every rehearsal following Chinese New Year. You can see the rehearsal schedule here.

To apply to be a part of the backstage crew, students are asked to fill out this form. In addition to this application students are asked to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher (does not need to be current homeroom teacher) about if they fulfill the above attitude and attributes. The letter of recommendation can be sent to our Backstage Crew Managers Ms. Hudswell (stephaniehudswell@cdnis.edu.hk) or Mr. Mark (markhenry@cdnis.edu.hk)

Applications and letters are due by January 17. Backstage crew will be announced January 23. First rehearsal is February 4.

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