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the role of the MAKE-UP & HAIR designer

If you chose to serve on the  MAKE-UP / HAIR DESIGN TEAM for this semester's Advanced Acting show, you are responsible for participating in design team meetings as well as growing as a designer during the rehearsal and performance process.


If serving on the Make-up Design Team, you are ALSO responsible for independently learning about the role of a make-up designer as outlined below. 


Please be sure you use your Process Journal (to reflect on your process/journey).

part III: dress/tech rehearsals & Performance



Task #1: TECH/DRESS DEADLINE (Formative Grade):   Prior to Dress/Tech rehearsals, all make-up and hair design should be complete and practiced several times on the actors.  

Note:  It is the job of the Make-up/Hair team to be sure everyone brings in their own brushes, combs, hair pins, curling irons or rollers, and any actor-supplied make-up supplies (such as mascara or lip stick).  If a cast member is unable to do so, arrangements must be made in advance to be sure all actors have what they need.  Please be sure you've communicated these needs with actors far enough in advance.  (Providing actors with pictures, and/or information on where to find the items, is most helpful.)

Task #2: WATCH & RESPOND (Formative Grade)

Video:  Behind the Scenes at Disney's Aladdin

Journal TITLE:  Calltime​ / Pre-Show Checklist

1. In professional theatre, as shown in this video, what are the (specific) tasks performed by YOUR (assigned) role prior to a show?  

2.  What are some of the things that YOU could put on YOUR Pre-Show checklist to be sure our show runs smoothly?  (Think of ALL the things necessary from the time you enter the black box until the show starts, including things like "Where do I put my personal belongings?" or "Where should this prop be pre-set?" or "What's the best place for this quick change to happen?" Etc.  Don't forget to include "sign in" on your checklist.)

Task #3: PRE-SHOW CHECKLIST  (Formative Grade):  You will create YOUR Pre-Show Checklist with ALL tasks to consider prior to the show.  This MUST be well-thought out and completed/hung up PRIOR to the FIRST dress/tech rehearsal.  Type and print your checklist (with your name in large font at the top) and hang in a designated area backstage.  (Keep in mind that you will most likely need to add to this list from things you learn or are reminded of in dress/tech rehearsals.)

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