Technical Design Solutions for Theatre is a collection of single-focus articles detailing technical production solutions that have appeared in The Technical Brief Collection, a publication of the Yale School of Drama’s Technical Design and Production Department. The primary objective of the publication was to share creative solutions to technical problems so that fellow theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge. The range of topics includes scenery, props, painting, projections, sound, and costumes. Each article describes an approach, device, or technique that has been tested onstage or in a shop.
'Technical Design Solutions for Theatre Volume 3 is a valuable resource for anyone actively involved in theatre production and design. It offers examples of tested solutions for everything from shop tips for everyday work lists to creating properties to complex rigging and construction questions. By sharing these techniques, the authors have also provided the perfect platform for the reader to make a leap forward by expanding or adapting the ideas presented to continue the evolution of creative design and innovative technical direction.' Ellen E. Jones, Lighting & Sound America September 2013 Issue (Book of the Month)