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Theatre Director

Tools of the Trade

Theater (the performance space)

Theatre (the performance concept)

A play or musical

An actor for every role

A replacement actor for every role "just in case"

An ascot, scarf, beret, or other defining clothing accessory

Moleskin notebook and a pen

Patience

Gentle authority

A thick skin

MTA subway pass*

*If you live in New York. And face it: at some point, you'll live in New York.