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Stage Directors


Stage directors, or directors, bring theatrical productions to life. They take the words in scripts written by playwrights and help actors interpret them visually for the audience. They also oversee the design and production of the set, props, and costumes, either following descriptions in the script or creating their own vision for the play. They coordinate all creative aspects, including music, lighting, and other elements, and prepare shows for opening. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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