LHETAG

Loyal Heights Elementary Theatre Arts Group (TAG) brings professional theatre training and high production quality for our students and community to enjoy.

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TAG Team Responsibilities


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§ Denotes members of the Casting Team.

* Denotes guild members who chair a sub-committee. These chairs have the responsibility of maintaining the assigned budget and duties within their sub-committees.

# Denotes guild members who will wear HMEs at dress rehearsals and performances.

 

Producer§ *

The Producer manages the overall financial and managerial functions of the production, secures personnel for TAG Team positions, secures rehearsal & performance locations/venues, oversees the project schedule, conducts TAG Team meetings, and maintains company members relations. The Producer collaborates with the Director, Music Director, and the rest of the team as needed to establish a production timeline and deadlines for various aspects of the production. Much of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time. The Producer attends and runs weekly TAG Team meetings and may choose to attend any TAG events including weekday morning rehearsals, Super Saturday events, tech rehearsals, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances, but may not need to. They support other TAG Team members as needed. The Producer & Director are responsible for writing thank you's to the TAG Team.

 

Director§*

The Director is responsible for the theatrical interpretation of the play and its staging, and collaborates with the TAG Team as necessary to realize their overall creative vision. The Director proposes a rehearsal schedule to the producer and works with the Music Director and Choreographer at auditions to determine casting and coordinates staging details with the Stage Manager. The Director attends and runs all acting rehearsals, Super Saturday events, tech rehearsals, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. The Producer & Director are responsible for writing thank you's to the TAG Team.

 

Music Director§*

The Music Director's function is to ensure quality musical training for the production. The Music Director proposes a music rehearsal schedule to the Producer, oversees and maintains music rehearsals as well as the team of vocal coaches as needed. The Music Director works with the Director and Choreographer at auditions to determine casting. The Music Director runs music rehearsals (or schedules vocal coaches to do so) and attends weekly TAG Team meetings as needed as well as all other applicable rehearsals that may include weekday morning rehearsals, Super Saturday events, tech rehearsals, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. Finally, the Music Director is responsible for writing thank you's to the Vocal Coaches.

 

Stage Manager§#

The Stage Manager is responsible for the smooth execution of a performance, the catalyst between cast and crew, calling cues to the stage crew, lighting and sound engineers, and Backstage Managers at all Super Saturday events, tech rehearsals, on-stage/dress rehearsals, and performances as well as the organization & supervision of the Rehearsal Assistant Team (RATs). The Stage Manager also works with the Technical Director and Sound Engineers for a sound check prior to each rehearsal at the theater and performance. The Stage Manager attends weekly TAG Team meetings as needed, all rehearsals including weekday morning rehearsals, Super Saturday events, tech rehearsals, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. The Stage Manager responsible for writing thank you's to the black box/green room supervisors and anyone else who has supported them in this capacity.

 

Choreographer§

The Choreographer stages and teaches dance routines as needed for the play. They coordinate with the Director and Music Director to determine which songs are to be choreographed. The Choreographer works with the Music Director and Director at auditions to determine casting. The Choreographer attends and runs all choreography rehearsals and weekly TAG Team meetings as needed as well as attends all other applicable rehearsals that may include weekday morning rehearsals, Super Saturday events, tech rehearsals, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. They are responsible for writing thank you's to anyone else who has supported them in this capacity.

 

Treasurer*

The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining TAG's financials for the school year. This includes collecting and logging all income and expenditures as well as coordinating with the LHPTA Treasurer as necessary. The Treasurer also provides a financial report at weekly TAG Team meetings as well as a final report to the LHPTA at the end of the project. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time. The Treasurer attends weekly TAG Team meetings, supports TAG events, and supports other TAG Team members. They are responsible for writing a thank you to the PTA Treasurer and anyone else who has supported them in this capacity.

 

Costume Chair*

The costume chair is responsible for collaborating with the Director, Artistic Directors, Choreographer, and other members of the committee as needed to oversee the design and production of the costumes. The costume chair secures the production team to design &/or construct all costumes, proposes a project schedule, and estimates expenses to the TAG Team. All purchases must have prior approval by the Producer and Treasurer. The Costume Chair manages their production team to ensure that all costumes are turned in by the deadline. The Costume Chair may serve as or train Costume Masters/Mistresses to ensure that all costumes are on properly for photo shoots and performances. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time. The Costume Chair attends weekly TAG Team meetings as needed, photo shoots, dress rehearsal, and possibly performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. The Costume Chair is responsible for writing thank you's to everyone who has contributed to costumes the costume mistresses who worked performances.

 

Sets Chair*

The Sets Chair is responsible for collaborating with the Director, Props Chair, and other members of the TAG Team as needed to create the sets for the production. They secure an adult production team and are responsible for constructing &/or delegating the construction of these elements to that team. Once the sets list have been established by the Director, the Sets Chair is to propose a project schedule and estimate of expenses to the TAG Team. All purchases must have prior approval by the Producer and Treasurer. The Sets Chair manages the production team to ensure that all sets are ready by the deadline, then oversees the Stage Crew before and after each performance for general maintenance of the sets. The Sets Chair also coordinates load-in, set-up, strike/load-out and storage, providing an organized list of the items, knowing where they go on the stage or for storage, coordinating moving vans and crew as needed. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time. The Sets Chair schedules and attends adult work parties as needed, attends weekly TAG Team meetings as needed, and supports other TAG Team members. The Sets Chair is responsible for writing thank you's to everyone who has contributed to sets as well as load-in/set-up and strike/load-out teams.

 

Props Chair*

The Props Chair is responsible for collaborating with the Director, Sets Chair, and other members of the TAG Team as needed to create the props for the production. Once the prop list has been established by the Director, the Props Chair is to propose a project schedule and estimate of expenses to the TAG Team. All purchases must have prior approval by the Producer and Treasurer. The Props Chair manages their production team ensures that all sets are ready by the deadline. The Props Chair then checks in with the Stage Crew before and after each performance for general maintenance of the props. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time. The Props Chair schedules and oversees work parties, attends weekly TAG Team meetings as needed, and supports other TAG Team members. The Props Chair is responsible for writing thank you's to everyone who has contributed to props.

 

Hair/Make-up Chair*

The Hair/Make-up Chair coordinates the hair and make-up designs with the Director, Costume chair and other members of the TAG Team as necessary, then organizes a team to implement it at performances and training as necessary. All purchases must have prior approval by the Producer and Treasurer. The Hair/Make-up Chair is responsible for creating a cast & artistic team arrival schedule with the Producer for rehearsals at the theater as well as for performances. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time. The Hair/Make-up Chair attends weekly TAG Team meetings as needed and works &/or oversees all hair and make-up needs prior to all performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. The Hair/Make-up Chair is responsible for writing thank you's to everyone who has contributed to hair and make-up.

 

Volunteer Coordinator(s)

The Volunteer Coordinators work with TAG Team members to secure volunteers for all TAG events as needed. The Volunteer Coordinators attend weekly TAG Team meetings and oversee all volunteers at Super Saturdays, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time. The Volunteer Coordinator(s) are responsible for writing thank you's to all volunteers who contribute to Super Saturdays, Volunteer Point Guards, Call Board, Bouncers, Wranglers, and clean-up crews.

 

Cast Coordinator

The Cast Coordinator is the catalyst between the TAG Team and our company families. The Cast Coordinator works with the Treasurer to create the company list, coordinates individual photos taken at auditions, coordinates the Who's Who Wall that is displayed at all performances, and oversees call boards at Super Saturday events, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances. The Cast Coordinator attends weekly TAG Team meetings as needed, auditions, Super Saturday events, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances as well as supports other TAG Team members. The Cast Coordinator is responsible for writing thank you's to everyone who has contributed in this capacity.

 

Sound Designer

The Sound Designer is responsible for securing needed audio effects for the play. They coordinate with the Director and Music Director to determine what is needed. All purchases must have prior approval by the Producer, and Treasurer. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time and will be invited to rehearsals as needed.

 

Chief Sound Engineer/Sound Engineers#

The Sound Engineers work the soundboard during rehearsals at the theater and performances. They are stationed at the sound booth at the back of the house and respond to all sound cues from the Stage Manager. Once at the theater, the Sound Engineers are responsible for the HME system, ensuring that the units are distributed appropriately before performances and that they are collected and set to recharge afterwards. The Sound Engineers also work with the Stage Manager and Technical Director for a sound check prior to on-stage & dress rehearsal and all performances. The Sound Engineers will be invited to events to familiarize themselves with the production that may include weekday morning rehearsals &/or Super Saturday events. They then work at the tech rehearsals, on-stage & dress rehearsals, and all performances. The Chief Sound Engineer is responsible for writing thank you's to all of the sound engineers and microphone technicians.   

 

Lighting Designer

The Lighting Designer is responsible for securing needed visual effects for the play. They coordinate with the Director and Music Director to determine what is needed. All purchases must have prior approval by the Producer, and Treasurer. Most of the time spent in this capacity may be done at any time, will be invited to rehearsals, as needed, and must attend all performances.

    

Vocal Coaches

The Vocal Coaches are responsible for teaching the score to the cast. They attend applicable weekday morning rehearsals per the schedule determined by the Music Director.

 

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer is responsible for the logo, identity, posters, and programs for TAG.

 

Photographer(s)

The Photographer takes all of the company photos at the photo shoot, then makes the photos available to be put into the playbill &/or for purchase.

 

Photo Shoot Coordinator

The Photo Shoot Coordinator collaborates with the Producer, Director, Costume Chair, Hair/Make-up Chair, and Photographer to coordinate the details of the photo shoot. They attend TAG Team meetings as needed and the photo shoots. The Photo Shoot Coordinator is responsible for writing thank you's to all volunteers who contribute to photo shoots.

 

Historian

The Historian documents the production through photography. The Historian attends Super Saturday events, dress rehearsals, and performances.

 

House Manager

The House Manager is responsible for managing a team of adult volunteers to coordinate day-of-performance activities including tickets sales, Door Managers, and program distribution. The House Manager waits for direction from the Stage Manager to know when to open the house doors prior to all performances. The House Manager attends a training meeting, and all performances. The House Manager is responsible for writing thank you's to all volunteers who help with will call/ticket sales and door managers.

 

Publicity Chair

The Publicity Chair's responsibility is to pursue publicity/public relations within our school and local community. The Publicity Chair coordinates with the Producer as needed and does not need to attend any other TAG events. The Publicity Chair is responsible for writing thank you's to volunteers who support them in this capacity and to any entities with whom they coordinate advertising.

 

Display Designer

The Display Designer coordinates with the Producer and Director to design, make, and install a publicity display in the LHE display case. The Display Designer is also responsible for the removal of the display the Tuesday following the final performance. All of the time necessary to complete this task may be done at any time, installation and strike must be done during school hours. They are responsible for writing thank you's to all volunteers who contribute to the display. The Display Designer does not need to attend any other TAG events.

 

Company Party Chair

The Company Party Chair organizes and oversees all details for the Company Party including decorations, sign-ups, set-up and clean-up. The Company Party Chair coordinates details with the Producer and attends the Company Party. The Company Party Chair is responsible for writing thank you's to all volunteers who contribute to the Company Party.