I have been a live sound engineer for a number of years on various small/medium budget plays, musicals, and concerts. I sometimes acted as an entire sound team, and other times I had assistants help me. I oversaw the audio aspects of these shows from initial equipment surveying and rental, to sound design, recording, and mixing. I also set up and installed all of the equipment to be used for the productions and troubleshooted when necessary.
I made executive decisions on what was possible given the budget and what would bring the director's vision to life the best. I also made creative decisions in terms of sound design and mixing.