1st Edition

Theatre Artisans and Their Craft
The Allied Arts Fields

Edited By

Rafael Jaen

ISBN 9780815352228
Published August 30, 2019 by Routledge
196 Pages 117 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields profiles fourteen remarkable artists and technicians who elevate theatre production to new dimensions, explore new materials and technologies, and introduce new safety standards and solutions.

Readers will learn how the featured artists delved into entrepreneurial ventures and created their own work for themselves; researching, studying, and experimenting, seeking answers when none were available. The book explores how to make an impact in the entertainment industry from behind the scenes, and how students can model themselves after these successful professionals to jump-start their career in theatre production.

Aimed at theatre and film practitioners in the allied arts fields, Theatre Artisans and Their Craft offers a collection of success stories that are both inspiring and informative.

Table of Contents

1. Cherelle Guyton, Majestic and Dual Brained

Amber Voner

2. Anything but a Straight Line, Peter S. Miller

Anthony Phelps

3. Judy Adamson, Costume Draper and Mentor

Ashley Bellet

4. Margaret Peot, Costume Painter

Christin Essin

5. Making Shakespeare in Montana: Scenic Artist Tom Watson

Courtney Smith

6. Distilling an Art, She Created a Legacy; An Interview with Deborah Dryden

Erin Carignan

7. Keeping an Open Mind- An Interview with Daniel Weger

Jeannie Galioto

8. Prop Master Jay Duckworth: A Star Amongst Us

Jessica Hansen

9. The Non-Traditional Journey - An Interview with Samuel Lee

Leah Ramillano

10. Just Dive In - An Interview with Paul Huntley

Leslie Stamoolis

11. Arnold S. Levine, Milliner

Martha A. Marking

12. Stanley Allan Sherman: Carving his Own Path

Michael Vincent

13. Denise Wallace-Spriggs: A Fourth-Generation Craft Artisan

Rachel Pollock

14. Know the Value of Your Ideas - An Interview with Michael Curry

Skye Strauss

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Rafael Jaen is a costume designer, educator, and author. He is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the Vice-President for Communications at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

Holly Poe Durbin is a costume designer, educator, and author. She heads the Costume Design program at the University of California, Irvine. She is President of the University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA) and a member of the Publications Committee at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

Christin Essin is an Associate Professor of Theatre History at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of the Publications Committee at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).