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Indie Theatre Producer's GuideThe NEW Indie Theatre Producer's Guide
Edited by Sandra LeFrancois
A guide to producing for new and independent theatre companies. This book is a virtual course in producing. Edited by respected producer, Sandra LeFrancois along with a wealth of theatre industry contributors, this workbook is a must have for anyone getting a show up or anyone wondering what it takes. Contents include fundraising and budgets, contracts, securing space and publicizing your show, resource lists, and much more. Softcover $23.95.

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes
Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes

Kamal Al-Solayee

The Horse's Mouth
The Horse's Mouth

Mervyn Millar

Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them
Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them

Frank Langella

World Scenography: 1975 -1990
World Scenography
1975 -1990

McKinnon & Fielding

The Opening Act: Canadian Theatre History 1945 - 1953
The Opening Act: Canadian Theatre History
1945 - 1953

Susan McNicholl

Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design
Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design

Jennifer Bass

Trans(per)Forming Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work
Trans(per)Forming Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work

Judith Rudakoff

New Plays

Decade: Two Towers. Ten Years. Twenty Plays
Decade: Two Towers. Ten Years. Twenty Plays

Adamson et al.

Loving Longing Leaving 3 Plays
Loving Longing Leaving: 3 Plays

Michael Weller

Enda Walsh Plays: One
Enda Walsh Plays: One

Enda Walsh

When the Rain Stops Falling
When the Rain Stops Falling

Andrew Bovell

The Golden Dragon
The Golden Dragon

Roland Schimmelpfennig

Staging Harriet's House
Staging Harriet's House

Tara Goldstein


Backstage/Tech Guide Poster/Placemat

Backstage/Tech Guide Poster/Placemat
Great for teachers and techies. Laminated. $15.00.
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Two New York Times pick for Top Ten Books of 2010

Finishing the HatFinishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954 - 1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
Stephen Sondheim
This promises to give the reader a rare unparralleled insight into the art, life and times of one of the geniuses of the modern American musical theatre. Rich with history, personal insights and intimate details, Sondheim discusses his relationship with his mentor Oscar Hammerstein II and his collaborations with legends like Bernstein, Laurents, Rodgers, Prince, Mary Martin, Angela Lansbury, Ethel Merman and countless others. All this and the lyrics for all his productions from 1954 - 81. Cloth, $46.00. Special copies autographed by Stephen Sondheim $200.00.

Apollo's Angels: A History of BalletApollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
Jennifer Homans
Another New York Times Top Ten pick! Ballet is a unique art form. Without written texts or standardized notation, it's principles are passed down through generations from teacher to student. As such, it's style has been shaped by the Renaissance and Classicism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Bolshevism, Modernism, and the Cold War. Apollo's Angels is a groundbreaking work -- the first cultural history of ballet ever written, lavishly illustrated and beautifully told. Now in softcover. $23.00.

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Ticket Stub DiaryTicket Stub Diary
Henry Quiroga
Do you hang on to tickets from shows or concerts you've attended? Or collect stubs and memorabilia from trips you go on? This handy journal is just the ticket for preserving and showing them off. Use the roomy sleeves to store tickets of all shapes and sizes, and jot down your memories of the experiences in the lined space provided. The handsome package will keep your memorabilia in mint shape for years to come. Hardcover, 52 pp. $16.95.

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Final Draft 8

Final Draft 8 Special price - $249.99.
Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. There is no need to learn about script formatting rules – Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write.

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