Theatre Hierarchy Handout

This is a graphic showing the theatre hierarchy.   This version of the theatre hierarchy is a tree like most others, but it also shows lines of communication in addition to lines of creative oversight.   It is arranged to demonstrate performance vs. running crew vs. build crew.

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Exercise Contributed by Matt Kizer

Matt Kizer is the webmaster for BroadwayEducators.com and is the head of the Design & Technology Program for Theatre at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.

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    Matt Kizer

    Matt Kizer lives with his wife and son in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He is the resident scenic and lighting designer for Plymouth State University, where he has been the head of the design and technology program since 1996. He designs for theate and dance companies, tours, and colleges in many parts of the Unites States. He serves as a regular designer for Auburn University in Alabama. He served as faculty lighting designer for Operafestival Di Roma in Italy, where he designed lighting for L’elisir di amore and The Magic Flute, both produced with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. He has designed for dance and movement in Potsdam, Germany at T-Werk in Schiffbauergasse with A-Fortiorni.He holds a BA in Theatre from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, and an MFA in Design from The Ohio State University. He serves on the International Activities Committee for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. His work has been included in the The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space as a part of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's representation of work from the United States. Read Full
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