The Properties Director's Toolkit: Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Properties Director's Toolkit

Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre, 2nd Edition

By Sandra Strawn, Lisa Schlenker


254 pages | 103 B/W Illus.

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This book explains and provides templates for organizing and managing a prop shop, from pre-production organization to production processes, budgeting, and collaborations with other production areas. It explores how to plan, organize, and maintain a prop shop for safe and efficient production work.

Table of Contents

1. Sense and Sensibility 2. Job Titles and Duties 3. Working in Film 4. What Is a Prop? 5. Pre-Production and Planning 6. Getting Started 7. Working in Regional Theatre 8. Budgeting 9. The Build Process 10. Working with Scenic Designers 11. The Rehearsal and Production Process 12. Working with Stage Management 13. The Production/Tech Process 14. Co-Productions and Rentals 15. Working in Chindren's Theatre 16. Having a Career in Props 17. Working as a Freelance Prop Maker 18. The Prop Shop

About the Series

The Focal Press Toolkit Series

Regardless of your profession, whether you’re a Stage Manager or Stagehand, The Focal Press Toolkit Series has you covered. With all the insider secrets, paperwork, and day-to-day details that you could ever need for your chosen profession or specialty, these books provide you with a one-stop-shop to ensure a smooth production process.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft