Craftsmen Behind The Curtain

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When the house lights dim and the curtain rises, the audience is treated to a dramatic presentation that will hopefully capture their attention. They are generally expected to enjoy the entire presentation without a thought about the various crafts done behind the scenes, yet the play would not be the same without them. Each behind-the-scenes craftsman contributes to the overall look and feel of each performance, yet they are seldom seen by the audience.

There are a lot of different crafts that go into the completed production of a theater presentation, and they include the writers, the director, the actors, the wardrobe people, those who build the props, control the lighting and the makeup artists. Each one has their own specific role to play, and their support for those out front helps make each performance more realistic to those watching. Without them, the performers might not be able to carry out their show for modern audiences.