This person takes care of the everyday needs of artists involved in a production, from handling their payroll to setting up their travel and housing. Company managers are often hired by a theatrical tour to accompany them from city to city, making this a great job for someone who likes to travel. However, some theatres employ a full-time, year-round company manager who works with every group of artists that comes through that particular venue.
About the Video: Megan Alvord, Company Manager
Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre Company Manager Megan Alvord’s job seems pretty simple: take care of people—actors, creatives, crew—during their time with Center Theatre Group putting on a show. The reality is quite a bit more complicated, from contracts and payroll to liaising between pretty much every department at the company and the production.
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