Roles and responsibilities
Stage Directors take final responsibility for making sure that stage shows are ready to be performed. Stage directors study scripts to determine artistic interpretation; plan and arrange for set designs, costumes, sound effects and lighting; and select actors for roles in the production by viewing performances and conducting screen tests and auditions.
Directors may also plan, direct and coordinate filming or taping of stage shows, instruct camera operators on the position and the angle of their shots, and coordinate changes in lighting and sound.
Stage directors coordinate the activities of the stage crew, performers and technicians during rehearsals and productions.