Theatre is a collaborative art.
Theatre utilizes many other art forms.
The experience of live performance is
Theatre can tell stories in a way no other art
Here is list of cast and crew found in the
program for a production of Great
Expectations at SUNY Plattsburg. The
actors are listed on the left; production
staff are listed on the right. All these
people had a hand in creating this piece
The audience is the other active
participant in the creation of theatre.
Without the audience, it’s just rehearsal!
Set, costume, and lighting designers are visual
artists, utilizing many principles and techniques
a painter, architect, or sculptor would use.
Sound designers use music to create a mood or
Most musical theatre productions use various
genres of dance.
The next slides will show you the work of designers…
A great example of set, costume
and lighting design. Without these,
the audience’s experience would
not be the same.
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The interaction between actor and audience as seen in a
performance at the Globe Theatre in London.
Theatre is on Broadway, but it is also in schools and communities.
You don’t have to go to New York to enjoy the experience of live theatre.
Just find something that interests you and be a part of the art!