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Art directors are responsible for organisation within a performing arts context - specifically, organisation of a theatre company. They are the people who make decisions about productions, from the story to be performed by the cast to the makeup of the stage management team. Their decisions are normally discussed with the production team for the play. In small theatres, artistic directors are often the founders of the company and the lead director of the plays they perform. In larger organisations, artistic directors may be appointed by the board of directors. In some cases, an artistic director's aptitudes may also be of use within other parts of the audiovisual world (film, television, advertising).

Tasks

  • Study, analyse, interpret and research the play, its author, etc.
  • Conduct auditions, select actors and assign roles.
  • Work with designers to define the stylistic approach for the production.
  • Work with stage designers to coordinate rehearsal schedules and costume, sound and light rehearsals.
  • Train stage managers so that they can guarantee the smooth running of the production even in the absence of the director.
  • Manage the budget alongside producers.
  • Working with production managers to ensure the production needs are met, all the while working to the budget.
  • Work with technical directors to ensure the technical requirements of the production are met.
  • Keep in touch with advertising agents with regard to the design of signs and the format of the programmes.
  • Where the production is of a play that has not been performed before, they may liaise with the director with regard to changes in the script, or organise workshops with the actors in order to work on adapting the original script.
  • Provide the directors with an overview of the emotional, historical and psychological profile of the work in order to guide the overall direction of the production.
  • Make all of the decisions with regards to the final design, including lighting, props, furniture, makeup, hair, etc.
  • Conduct an overall appraisal of the production during the general rehearsals.

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