United States Institute of Theatrical Technology

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Visit us at the United States Institute of Theatrical Technology in St. Louis, MO, on March 3-11, 2017 to get 20% off and free shipping on our new and key books in theatrical technology - or use discount code CDT10 on our website to get the conference price until April 30, 2017!

Featured Products

  • The Prop Building Guidebook

    For Theatre, Film, and TV, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Hart

    Experienced prop maker Eric Hart walks readers through techniques used in historical and contemporary prop making and demonstrates how to apply them to a variety of materials. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate the tools and techniques used by professional prop makers throughout the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • Essential Dramaturgy

    The Mindset and Skillset

    By Theresa Lang

    Essential Dramaturgy: The Mindset and Skillset provides a concrete way to approach the work of a dramaturg. It explores ways to refine the process of defining, evaluating, and communicating that is essential to effective dramaturgical work. It then looks at how this outlook enhances the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-23
    Focal Press

  • Acting for the Stage

    Edited by Anna Weinstein, Chris Qualls

    Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it’s…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Focal Press
    PERFORM

  • Stage Manager

    The Professional Experience—Refreshed, 2nd Edition

    By Larry Fazio

    Stage Manager: The Professional Experience–Refreshed takes the reader on a journey through all aspects of the craft of stage management in theatre, including the technological advancements that have come to theatre and the stage manger’s job. Chapters are laid out to reflect the order in which…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15
    Focal Press

  • The Craft and Art of Scenic Design

    Strategies, Concepts, and Resources

    By Robert Klingelhoefer

    The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources explores how to design stage scenery from a practical and conceptual perspective. Discussion of conceptualizing the design through script analysis and research is followed by a comprehensive overview of execution:…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17
    Routledge

  • Creating the Character Costume

    Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers

    By Cheralyn Lambeth

    Many beginning and hobbyist costumers believe that professional costume/prop builders have unlimited and specialized resources with which to ply their craft. Actually, the pros create things in much the same way that hobbyists do, working as resourcefully and creatively as possible with a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge

  • The Stage Manager's Toolkit

    Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance, 2nd Edition

    By Laurie Kincman

    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 book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • Painting for Performance

    A Beginner’s Guide to Great Painted Scenery

    By Sean O'Skea

    Painting for Performance removes the mystery from painting and gives beginners the terms, tools, and techniques to approach their unpainted set with confidence. Covering the mechanics of paint and its many implementations in set design, this book provides simple and effective step-by-step…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Stage Management

    11th Edition

    By Lawrence Stern, Jill Gold

    Stage Management offers readers a practical manual on how to stage manage in all theatre environments. Revered as the authoritative resource for stage management, this text is rich with practical resources, including checklists, diagrams, examples, forms and step-by-step directions. In addition to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Theatrical Design

    An Introduction

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts. Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge

  • Stage Management Basics

    A Primer for Performing Arts Stage Managers

    By Emily Roth, Jonathan Allender-Zivic, Katy McGlaughlin

    Without assuming any intrinsic prior knowledge of the theatrical field and its associated, specialized terminology, Stage Management Basics covers every aspect of the stage management, from reading a script, meeting with a director and theatre staff, and auditioning, to constructing green…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Concert Lighting

    The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting, 4th Edition

    By James Moody, Paul Dexter

    Concert Lighting: Tools, Techniques, Art, and Business Fourth Edition provides readers with an updated look at how to succeed in the complex world of concert lighting design and technology. The authors have reorganized the book into three comprehensive and thoroughly revised sections, covering…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge

  • The Art and Practice of Costume Design

    Edited by Melissa Merz

    In The Art and Practice of Costume Design, a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapters analyse and explore the psychology of dress,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge

  • Unbuttoned

    The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design

    By Shura Pollatsek

    Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design documents the creative journey of costume creation from concept to performance. Each chapter provides an overview of the process, including designing and shopping; draping, cutting, dyeing, and painting; and beading, sewing, and creating…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge

  • The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

    By Paul B. Crook

    The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press

  • The Production Manager's Toolkit

    Successful Production Management in Theatre and Performing Arts

    By Cary Gillett, Jay Sheehan

    "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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-18
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series