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Price: $62.95
Item Number: 1840
Manufacturer Part No: 0-9642913-0-4

Stage Production Handbook: Job Responsibilities for All Technical Backstage Crews.


Contains job dedcriptions for 15 backstage jobs divided into the different time periods of mounting a show. All the Techie needs to do is follow the simple directions. With their jobs clearly defined, they become independent crew leaders and part of the collaborative theatre process. Of special note is that this manual contains tons of VERY helpful worksheets ready to be used by all persons involved in the production. Each job is divided into: pre-rehearsal period, early rehearsal period, mid-rehearsal period, technical week, run of the show, and strike.

  • Over 178 Informative Pages
  • Pages Ready to Photocopy & Distribute
  • Checklists in each Category
  • Pages in 3-Ring Binder
  • Sample Charts
  • 15 backstage jobs include:
    • Director, Technical Director, Stage Manager, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Props Master, Master Carpenter, Scenic Artist, Sound Designer, Video Master, Make-up Artist, Publicist, Program Editor, House Manager.
Author's Note

Stage Production Handbook has been written with the middle and high school in mind. It is easily adapted for community theatre and even college use, however, since all of the rules and procedures apply. Accounting and purchasing order systems will be the only real differences. And, of course, parental permission would not be required in the latter settings.

Author's Bio

Kathryn Michele Busti has been a theatre teacher, director, technical director, and "techie" for 42 years. She has taught in Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, and Colorado. Theatre is her passion and she had experience with every crew, in every aspect of theatre, with actors and techies of all ages and in every kind of theatre. Her students have become professional and amateur actors, designer and technicians on Broadway, in regional theatres, educational theatres, community theatres, and on TV.

Michele has held state and national positions in several theatre organizations. She has served as regional representative, secretary, treasurer, vice-president and president of state organizations in Maryland and Colorado. She is proud to have served Colorado Thespians as the Colorado State Thespian Director and is also proud to have served a six-year term as trustee for the Educational Theatre Organization, an organization very close to her heart. She was inducted into the Educational Theatre Association's Hall of Fame.

Michele recently retired from Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, Colorado. She is still passionate about theatre and is a mentor for young theatre teachers.

Author: Kathryn Michele Busti
Publisher: Theatre Things
Pages: 178

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