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Featured Technical Theatre Books

1st Edition
Navigating a Career in Technical Entertainment: Your Creative Career Guidebook
USD $39.95
October 18, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367510442
Paperback
212 Pages

1st Edition
The Beginner’s Guide to Opera Stage Management: Gathering the Tools You Need to Work in Opera
USD $39.95
November 30, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367497927
Paperback
224 Pages


1st Edition
The Costume Designer's Toolkit: The Process of Creating Effective Design
USD $44.95
December 15, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367858285
Paperback
370 Pages

1st Edition
Supporting Staged Intimacy: A Practical Guide for Theatre Creatives, Managers, and Crew
USD $39.95
November 22, 2022 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9781032072081
Paperback
278 Pages


2nd Edition
Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects
USD $44.95
October 12, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367609757
Paperback
238 Pages

1st Edition
Touring Theatrical Productions: An International Guide
USD $44.95
September 30, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367688394
Paperback
206 Pages


1st Edition
Scene Shift: U.S. Set Designers in Conversation
USD $42.95
August 11, 2022 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9780367638764
Paperback
276 Pages

1st Edition
The Live Event Video Technician
USD $42.95
July 29, 2022 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9781032160955
Paperback
146 Pages


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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.

Backstage Book Series

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Costume Design Techniques for the Theatre

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.

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A Guide to Arts Organization and Management

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

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Insights into Lighting Design

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.

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Guide to SFX Trauma Makeup for Theatre and Film

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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