If you have ever run some sort of theatre production before, you know how important it is to hire the right kind of crew. A production should run like a well oiled machine. It is easy to think of the production to just consist of the actors and (maybe) the pit orchestra. However, there are so many other factors at play (sorry for the pun) when you are running a performance. You need to worry about the costume department. You need to worry about the people maintaining the set. You need to worry about the person running all of the cues for sound effects.
Because there are so many things at stake when you are running a production, it is of paramount importance to get a great crew. This post is intended to give you some pointers on how to select a crew. Read on for all of the details!
What to look for
When I am hiring a crew, I am just as meticulous in the interview process as I would be in the audition process for actors. It’s very difficult to come across good crew members, so you need to make sure that you are extra scrupulous when it comes to hiring them. Obviously, I look for people with a good work ethic. However, you also want people who are good at solving problems under pressure. If something goes wrong, you want your crew members to be able to fix it in a short amount of time.