We are pleased to offer USITT members a 25%* discount on all Routledge and Focal Press books. Visit this USITT Member Log In page to retrieve your member discount code.
Explore a selection of our latest and bestselling books below, plus access a fanatastic range of free resources.
Interested in exploring our wider range of books? Take your pick from our variety of Theatre and Performance books.
Featured Technical Theatre Books
Towards Good Lighting for the Stage: Aesthetic Theory for Theatrical Lighting Design
December 27, 2022 by Routledge
How to Be a Multi-Hyphenate in the Theatre Business: Conversations, Advice, and Tips from “Dear Multi-Hyphenate”
January 23, 2023 by Focal Press
Navigating a Career in Technical Entertainment: Your Creative Career Guidebook
October 18, 2022 by Routledge
The Beginner’s Guide to Opera Stage Management: Gathering the Tools You Need to Work in Opera
November 30, 2022 by Routledge
The Costume Designer's Toolkit: The Process of Creating Effective Design
December 15, 2022 by Routledge
Supporting Staged Intimacy: A Practical Guide for Theatre Creatives, Managers, and Crew
November 22, 2022 by Focal Press
Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects
October 12, 2022 by Routledge
Scene Shift: U.S. Set Designers in Conversation
August 11, 2022 by Focal Press
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Backstage Book Series
Backstage is the result of a publishing partnership between USITT and Routledge. The series consist of books that focus on the various aspects of the technical theatre industry. It celebrates the professionals that make theatre happen in the shops, backstage, and every other corner of this field.
Interested in becoming an author for the series?
Contact Stacey Walker, Publisher - [email protected]
Costume Design Techniques for the Theatre
Learn professional costume design and costume making methods including sewing techniques, men's tailoring, altering women's dresses and wig styling.
A Guide to Arts Organization and Management
This handy guide is perfect for professional arts managers looking to expand their knowledge and new starters wanting to develop a career in this field. It covers fundamental topics such as managing artists, developing a strategic plan to operate a successful arts organization, creating a career plan and gaining employment
Insights into Lighting Design
This guide is ideal for stage production professionals interested in learning more about lighting production, including information on lighting jobs and roles, the pre-production process and dance and light.
Guide to SFX Trauma Makeup for Theatre and Film
For step-by-step guidance to creating bruises, cuts, scars, burns and facial extrusions, download our free resource on special effects makeup. A must read for professional makeup artists looking to brush up their skills.
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