The playwrights intended vision for the piece is the absolute priority. They have complete authority and ownership over the scripts that they present.
Responsibility for ·Engaging a director and trusting them with their piece ·Having the script in a presentable and understandable format ·Being accessible to the director
The director has a key role in implementing the vision of the writer. In Theatre, in general, the playwrights vision is the priority. Within At Large there is even more emphasis on this as these pieces are at the embryonic stage and must be developed with care, consideration and respect for the writers vision and intention. This is not negotiable. It is the directors job to ensure that the artistic integrity of the piece is maintained. The advantage that our directors have over a lot of others is that they have immediate access to the playwright. This is a wonderful advantage and should never be interpreted as limitation or restriction on artistic freedom but a fantastic opportunity to bring a piece to fruition in the way it was intended. It is important that the director can be trusted with a playwrights new work and that they have an understanding of the level of responsibility that this involves. Requesting changes should be kept to an absolute minimum and should only be requested when completely necessary, unless the playwright has clearly stated otherwise.
Responsibility for: · Casting · Rehearsals · Securing rehearsal space · Making cast aware of ethos and mission of At Large · Maintaining artistic integrity of the piece in line with writers vision · Main point of contact for the writer
The producer is responsible for ensuring that the showcase is produced.
Responsibility for · Venue liaison · Communication with directors in relation to access to space, show times and technical issues · Finance of the venue · Ensuring costs are covered · Ensuring all necessary roles are filled