At the top of the stairs behind the door many passers by are oblivious to is where our lighting and sound crew work their magic. There is a small window which they look out of down onto the stage. A relay between the stage microphone and the box allows them to keep up with the script and alter the effects at the correct moments. Our lighting is on batons above the stage (permanently in place) and spot lights erected on the wall mounts go up and down before and after productions are complete.
Sound effects are provided using either props on/off the side of the stage or via sound apps on the Ipad. Music is often used also through streaming/CDs.
Again these crew members are not required until near production week. they are essential roles to any production. If you feel you would like to try your hand at anything technical we would love to hear from you!