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.

  • The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit

    Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Pride

    The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit explores the responsibilities of a Costume Supervisor within a theatrical, opera or dance production company. Rebecca Pride provides an insight into all manner of processes, beginning with a definition of the role, and offers explanations of the timeline from the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • The Properties Director's Toolkit

    Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre, 2nd Edition

    By Sandra Strawn, Lisa Schlenker

    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.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • The Director's Toolkit

    1st Edition

    By Robin Schraft

    The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • 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

  • The Production Manager's Toolkit

    Successful Production Management in Theatre and Performing Arts, 1st Edition

    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

  • The Technical Director's Toolkit

    Process, Forms, and Philosophies for Successful Technical Direction, 1st Edition

    By Zachary Stribling, Richard Girtain

    In the world of theatre, the technical director is responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient realization and implementation of scenery for the stage. The Technical Director’s Toolkit is the first book to address every nut and bolt of this multifaceted job, guiding you though the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit

    1st Edition

    By Anne E. McMills

    What are the do’s and don’ts of being a good assistant lighting designer? What are focus tapes, and how do I use them? What is the best method for creating a magic sheet? What should be found in every assistant’s kit? How do I make that first important leap into this professional career?   Answer…

    Paperback – 2014-06-02
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series