LIGHTING & SOUND
LIGHTING - this can make a huge difference to the show. The lighting crew sit in the balcony and watch the show each performance. Before the big night along with the director you have to work out what and how much light will work for the different scenes. Indoor, outdoor, candle light, sunrise or moonlight all moods are called for at different times.
SOUND - effects need to be found or made and we usually store these on a computer, we are beginning to use computer optical effects as well. Again the sound team need to be available for the performance nights, and an understanding of computers helps.
Imagination and ingenuity are good attributes to possess for all back stage jobs.