Our theater world is so much better with this book in it, and even better with Cary and Jay at the helm. David stewart, director of production for the guthrie Theater The Production Manager’s Toolkit is a comprehensive introduction to a career in theatrical and special event production for new and aspiring professionals, given by expert voices in the field.
The Production Manager's Toolkit: Successful Production Management in Theatre and Performing Arts The Focal Press Toolkit Series #ad - Through interviews and case studies, dance, the history and techniques of production management are explored throughout a variety of entertainment venues: theatre, opera, and special events. The book discusses management techniques, communication skills, and relationship building tactics to create effective and successful production managers.
The Stage Manager's Toolkit: Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance The Focal Press Toolkit SeriesRoutledge #ad - This book was written for Stage Management courses in Theatre programs and for the working professional. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success. Focal Press. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why.
The stage manager’s toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices.
The Technical Director's Toolkit The Focal Press Toolkit SeriesRoutledge #ad - Focal Press. The book also addresses scene shop design, facility repair and maintenance, and finishes with a brief overview of other areas of technical theatre that help round out the far reaching skill set of a successful TD. The technical director’s toolkit is the first book to address every nut and bolt of this multifaceted job, guiding you though the step-by-step processes of technical direction and the responsibilities of the TD in the mounting of a theatrical production.
Leadership, relationship building, showing you not only how to become a more efficient and effective TD, and problem solving are addressed, management, personal responsibility, but also how to be a collaborative member of a production team that artists will seek to work with again and again. In the world of theatre, the technical director is responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient realization and implementation of scenery for the stage.
The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical InformationBroadway Press #ad - Focal Press. Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use. The third edition updates this popular reference book with new terminology and materials, and adds dozens of new illustrations of grip hardware, film lighting equipment and painting tools. Reference. There are hundreds of illustrations, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, to illustrations of twenty-two types of standard lamp bases.
First published in 1988, with about 10, backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, 000 copies sold every year. This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television.
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Theatre ManagementQuite Specific Media Group Ltd #ad - Mr. Reference. Conte addresses the needs and concerns confronting 21st Century managers. A comprehensive text and indispensable reference for all arts managers. David M. Conte's vast expansion of the langley classic delivers a broad, comprehensive view of theatre and performing arts management based on the premise that all the performing arts share the same core issues.
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The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management, 3rd Edition: Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to Last PerformanceBack Stage Books #ad - The most widely used manual for aspiring and veteran stage Managers - Now Revised and ExpandedThe next best thing to shadowing a Broadway stage manager, this detailed, behind-the-scenes book as been brought completely up to date. Reference. The text is supported by sample documents, diagrams, and charts that straddle time-honored approaches with what can be generated by today's computer software.
From preproduction planning and first rehersals to opening night and final strike, all the essentials of the profession are presented here in a friendly, engaging style. Blending how-to information with anecdotes from his own career, author Thomas A. First published in 1991, it is widely used and has been lauded as the most comprehensive, educational book on stage management available.
The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management, 3rd Edition: Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to Last Performance #ad - . Kelly explains the entire theatrical process, cue sheets, including:- organizing all rehearsals and performances- Maintaining the working script, and daily records- Supervising the technical aspects of the show- Running shows outdoors and at other non-theatrical venues- Dealing with performers and crew members on all levelsThis new edition reflects all the latest developments and innovations in the industry and adds a totally new chapter on opera stage management, complete with an in-depth breakdown of the challenges this style of production presents.
All the latest stage machinery is discussed, along with tips on finding employment. Focal Press. This guide remians the first choice for anyone who works in any branch of the profession, whether amateur, educational, or professional. Used book in Good Condition.
Project Planning for the Stage: Tools and Techniques for Managing Extraordinary PerformancesSouthern Illinois University Press #ad - Each section focuses on relevant concepts and skills and outlines the application of effective project-planning procedures and techniques—including critical path analysis and Gantt charts. Technical directors, master electricians, parametric and bottom-up estimates, and video supervisors—anyone managing even part of a production—need to understand project-planning concepts such as the boundaries of authority and responsibility, properties masters, costume shop managers, and precedence diagrams.
Project planning for the stage is organized into four sections corresponding to the life cycle of a theatre production: defining the goals and scope of the production and assembling the crew; planning, estimating, and scheduling; executing and managing; and closing and strike. Used book in Good Condition.
Project Planning for the Stage: Tools and Techniques for Managing Extraordinary Performances #ad - The incredibly useful and powerful tools outlined in this book allow any technical manager to deliver the best possible outcome for a production. This book will be a valuable addition to the libraries of technical managers in live entertainment. Focal Press. Reference. Author rich dionne reframes theatre production as a project and provides essential tools for understanding and managing it efficiently, whether it be a stage play, a dance piece, an opera, or other performance that requires the collaboration of the artists and artisans creating the visual and aural landscape for it.
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Whether you work in museums or libraries, churches or afterschool programs, parks or theaters, relevance can work for you. Used book in Good Condition. The art of relevance is your guide to mattering more to more people. Unlock meaning for yourself and others. Focal Press.
Stage Rigging Handbook, Third EditionSouthern Illinois University Press #ad - It is written in an at-a-glance outline form, yet contains in-depth information available nowhere else. Succinct and jargon free, operation, Stage Rigging Handbook remains the only book in any language that covers the design, and maintenance of stage-rigging equipment. Used book in Good Condition. This fully indexed third edition includes three new parts: the first, an explanation of inspection procedures for rigging systems; the second, a discussion of training in the operation of rigging systems; and the third, essential information about the operation of fire curtains.
He describes each type of rigging, then thoroughly reviews the operating procedures and methods of inspecting existing systems. Focal Press. The remaining six parts, as well as the glossary and bibliography, have been updated. Reference. Used book in Good Condition. This edition also contains a new preface, many new illustrations, and expanded information on Nicopress terminations.
Stage Rigging Handbook, Third Edition #ad - Glerum explains that four main principles make up the core of this book: know the rigging system; keep it in safe working order; know how to use it; and keep your concentration. Glerum applies these principles to all of the major types of stage rigging systems, counterweight, including block and tackle, hemp, and motorized.
Theatre Management: Arts Leadership for the 21st CenturyRed Globe Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. With over two decades of experience in the industry, anthony Rhine encourages a critical understanding of theatre management; rather than simply giving students the facts and theories to memorise, he shows readers how to think like theatre managers, giving them the skills needed to be able to carve out their own career paths.
Focal Press. An essential introductory textbook that provides a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the key processes involved in developing and managing a theatre in the 21st century. Used book in Good Condition. Far-reaching and globally applicable, arts management, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students on Theatre Management, the text serves as an invaluable guide for aspiring theatre managers, Creative Industries and Theatre and Performance Studies degree courses.
Theatre Management: Arts Leadership for the 21st Century #ad - It covers a complete range of topics fundamental to successful commercial and not-for-profit theatre management, from developing a mission statement to communicating with stakeholders, from marketing and promotion to fund development platforms, and from governance structures to community engagement. Reference.
Technical Theater for Nontechnical PeopleAllworth #ad - Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, writing, interior design, acting, fine art, business and legal forms, business practices, how to start careers, photography, film, and more. Here is help for actors, and sound to props, directors, costumes, stage managers, producers, lighting, and event planners who want to understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, and stage management.
In this thoroughly revised new edition, and show control systems, intelligent lighting, LED lighting, the popular guide firmly embraces the digital age with new content about digital audio, video projection, all explained in the same approachable style that has kept this book in the pockets of industry professionals for many years.
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