PROPS and PROPERTIES COMMITTEE
Do you enjoy scavenger hunts and have a fascination with antiques, oddities, and other interesting "junk"?
If so, theater properties could be a perfect match for you. At the SCG Drama & Comedy Club, there are two committees responsible for this important job. The PROPS are considered the smaller objects necessary for the success of a production, and the PROPERTIES are the larger objects, generally furniture.
One of the most often overlooked artists behind the theatrical stage is the Property Master. The Properties, or "props" Manager is in charge of supplying all of the non-costume, non set-related physical objects that are part of a play. This may sound like boring and unglamorous work, but the Props Master's work is important to the quality of the play and requires a great deal of artistic talent. For the right person, theater props and properties work is a highly rewarding and enjoyable career. Be responsible for purchasing, acquiring and/or manufacturing any props or properties needed for a production. The Property Master also works with other members of the production managing the physical appearance of the stage or set. The property master is on staff during preproduction, develops the stylistic concept of the physical production.
During preproduction, the Props Manager develops a props breakdown. This is essentially mapping out the logical progression of each prop throughout the story. During the play, the props master maintains the logical progression by ensuring the props are positioned in their correct logical place for each scene according to the props breakdown.
The job is a collaboration with the Director, Producer, Set Designer, Set Construction and other members of the production to physically express their stylistic and aesthetic requirements. The Property Manager is responsible for the set up and organization of the props and smaller set pieces and may supervise their stage crew.
~ For more information on PROPS and PROPERTIES, contact
Pauline Klemmer at (623) 225-9127