Stagecraft is a loose term that refers to just about anything that happens backstage before, during, and after a theatrical production.
It is comprised of many diciplines, typically divided into five main sections:
- Scenery which includes set construction, scenic painting and special effects)
- Lighting design
- Sound design which can include musical underscoring as well as theatrical sound effects
- Costume design including costume construction and makeup
- Production, comprised of stage management, production management, house management and company management.