Except for the Company Manager, who arrives with the cast, and Publicist, who does not need to arrive, team members arrive the week before the show.
The PM is in charge of the technical side of the show: they hire the equipment, allocate budget within the tech team, run the in/out, and sort logistics for the techies. For more information, contact Jamie (jb864).
The Company Manager feeds and looks after the physical/mental wellbeing of the company. They budget and source food (delivery or in person), and cook dinner for the company. No prior experience in cooking for large groups is expected. Contact Eleanor for more information (erb48).
The publicist designs the poster and programme, and guides the publicity strategy. The publicist may join the company for part of the run if they wish.
Set Designer and Technical Director
The TD plans the set based on the set designer's sketches. The TD sources building materials, builds the set (with help from crew) and runs the set in and out. The set designer paints/dresses the set. At the Minack, the backdrop is the sea, and masking would hide Porthcurno beach or the occasional dolphins. The set (viewed by thousands of tourists during the day in addition to the audience) is designed and built with the sloped stage and wind/rain in consideration. For more information, contact Leah (lmaw3).
Sound Designer and Sound Engineer
All sound equipment is hired in. The orchestra and cast are individually mic'd. The sound designer and engineer together ensure that everyone can be heard. The sound designer adjusts levels during the show, and the sound engineer is in charge of the equipment side.
Lighting Designer and Lighting Electrician
Most lighting equipment is hired in. The grid only provides some moon/starlight, so the lanterns of choice are attached to rigging points on the cliff. The lighting designer deals primarily with the creative side while the CLX gets creative with the cables and lighting desk. The lighting team is free to enjoy the beach during matinees.
The show finishes with a few fireworks each night, which are set off remotely from a custom launcher affectionately named "Vera". The pyrotechnician chooses the fireworks and ensures their safe lighting. Contact Jamie for more information (jb864).
The cinematographer chooses what video equipment to hire and films the show. They edit the recorded video and mix the audio (recorded by the sound desk) to provide the final recording of the show for the cast and crew. The cinematographer can be combined with other roles if suitable. The holder of the role in itself only needs to be in Cornwall for two nights during show week but is welcome to stay longer as a crew member.
Stage management and Costume design roles are similar to those in Cambridge, albeit with some attention to the cliffside (and occasionally cold and wet) nature of the theatre.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the society, please contact the committee at soc-gands-committee[at]lists.cam.ac.uk