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Properties Master/Properties Crew

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ORGANIZATION: Des Moines Playhouse

  • 8 people are interested

Are you good with your hands? Creative? Are you able to see "one man's treasure in a pile of junk?" Do you enjoy visiting antique stores and flea markets? Then you may have the skills necessary to be a props master/mistress. A property ("prop") is anything that is not attached to an actor or part of the set. The props master/mistress is responsible for finding, borrowing, buying, or building all the "dressing" on the walls and the hand props used by the actors. This may also include real food or drink. The props master/mistress may work alone, or may have a crew to help them, depending on the show.

The props crew works directly with the props master/mistress to obtain the props needed for a production as well as help during the show. In some instances, the props crews may be called upon to help the shift crew during scene changes.

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About Des Moines Playhouse


831 42ND ST, DES MOINES, IA 50312, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Des Moines Playhouse is to produce high quality theatrical presentations utilizing the skills and talents of a group consisting primarily of volunteers for the cultural enrichment of the Central Iowa community, and to provide education in theatre arts for all ages, with an emphasis on young people.


The Des Moines Playhouse is a community theatre, producing 12-14 shows (Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, family shows) each year. It is the second largest and one of the six oldest continuously operating community theatres in the US. The Playhouse also has one of the largest theatre education programs in the country, with classes for ages 4-adult.


Arts & Culture
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831 42ND STDES MOINES, IA 50312



  • Theater Arts
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • The amount of time spent building, buying, or acquiring pieces depends on the complexity of the show. Props master is expected to attend production meetings, periodic rehearsals, and all technical rehearsals.

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