Staging Harriet's House: Writing and Producing Research-Informed Theatre
Presenting an exciting alternative way to share research, this book describes the production of Harriet's House, a play about transnational adoption in a same-sex family, for the 2010 Toronto Pride Festival. Engages with such topics as the purpose of producing research-informed theatre, writing and workshopping such plays, and the myriad of details involved in brining a play to the stage. Softcover, 190 pp. $39.95.
The 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.
Building Media Relationships
Designed as a core introductory text for courses in marketing and the growing field of media and public relations, this book is also for anyone who is responsible for generating media understanding and coverage for any organization. Includes seminar on DVD. Softcover, 239 pp. $59.95.
A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre
This guide is perfect for anyone considering working in the theatre industry -- whether it's on stage, behind the scenes, or in the venue itself. Providing invaluable insight into the profession, it covers the scope, skills and entry routes for everyone involved: director, designer, sound and lighting, front of the house, playwright and many more. Softcover, 150 pp. $26.00.
How to Start Your Own Theatre Company
Practical and authoritative, this book provides a blueprint for building a sustainable ensemble from the ground up. Author Reginald Nelson, experienced actor and director, sets forth the nitty-gritty details, from defining the mission statement to handling parking and the box office. Drawing on his successes -- and failures -- as co-founder of Chicago's Congo Square Theatre, he guides you through all the necessary steps towards starting your own theatre company. Softcover, 188 pp. $20.95.
A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre
This guide is for anyone considering working in the theatre industry - whether it's onstage, behind the scenes, or in the venue itself. Providing invaluable insight into the profession, it covers the scope, skills and entry routes for everyone involved: director, designer, sound and lighting, front of house, playwright and many more. Softcover, 150 pp. $21.95.
Let's Put on a Show!
Stewart F. Lane
A book and a DVD in single set, Let's Put on a Show! is a one-stop, user-friendly guide for anyone producing a play or musical. Renowned Broadway producer and three-time Tony Award-winner Stewart Lane guides you through the entire process from idea to ovation, with ways to keep everyone involved working together and solutions to those little -- and not so little -- problems that occur in every show. Softcover, $59.95.
Plays ... and How to Produce Them
This book provides a basic introduction for all individuals and groups wishing to undertake the produciton of a play. It is aimed at the amateur enthusiast and anyone intending to pursue their interest further and undertake professional training. The author, who has over 30 years of experience in drama, takes the reader through the production of a play step by step, from setting up a drama group to the first night and entire run. The book can be read straight through or consulted as a handy reference work. Softcover, 175 pp. $33.95.
Let's Put On A Show: A Guide To Fun And Fundraising For Your
Gail Brown & Colleen Schuerlein
When you need to raise funds for a worthy cause, don't settle for boring
bake sales, commonplace coupons, dull dances, or cliched car washes!
Using the easy-to-follow guidelines in Let's Put on a Show, you can
get everyone involved and make money, all while enjoying the fun and
excitement of live performances. You'll get tons of helpful tips and
tricks, handy checklists, sample forms, and invaluable advice straight
from producers, directors, and show participants who've been there
and done that. Fundraising for your organization, school, church, charity,
community theater group, or nonprofit will never be the same! Softcover,
191 pp. $21.95.
Booking & Tour Management for the Performing Arts
This comprehensive handbook contains the information solo artists and
performing groups of all types need to book performances, build tours,
and thrive on the road. Complete with a technical glossary, abundant
resources, and ready-to-use sample material, Booking & Tour Management
for the Performing Arts is a vital asset for performing artists, aspiring
managers, and promoters alike. Softcover, 275 pp. $29.95.
Creativity and the City
How the Creative Economy is Changing the City
Simon Franke & Evert Verhagen
This book is intended to provide background and content to the discussion
of the "creative city" that is happening right now. The articles
deal specifically with policy aspects in relation to creativity and
the city, but also voice to heartfelt opinions. The book describes
and consequences for the spatial development of the city and the urban
environment, but also warns that this may lead to the emergence of
a new elite. It is thus a source of ideas for everyone who is professionally
engaged on the policy aspects of this issue. Hardcover, 232 pp. $45.00.
John Pick & Malcolm Anderton
Following on the successful first edition, Arts Administration provides
a broad introduction to the role of arts administrator, highlighting
many of the pitfalls which can occur, such as conflicting philosophies,
and legal restraints, and defines the skills which may be employed to
overcome them. This book will be particularly useful for students on
and arts management courses, for those engaged in administering the arts
and for anyone concerned with the arts in contemporary society. Softcover,
179 pp. $62.00.
Running Theatres: Best Practices for Leaders and Managers
Duncan M. Webb
Running Theatres distills the wisdom and expertise of more than
fifty theatre managers, staff, and volunteer leaders into crucial insights and
strategies on all aspects of running a regional, historic, campus, or community-based
performing arts centre. A comprehensive primer to the entire field. Softcover,
243 pp. $29.95.
Entertainment Industry Economics
Harold L. Vogel
Entertainment Industry Economics is a comprehensive, up-to-date
reference guide on the economics, financing, production, and marketing
of entertainment in the United States and overseas. Investors, business
executives, accountants, lawyers, arts administrators, and general
readers will find that the book offers an invaluable guide to how entertainment
industries operate. Hardcover, 611 pp. $75.95.
Business and Legal Forms for Theater
Business and Legal Forms for Theater is a complete, easy-to-use resource
for professional theaters, community theaters, concert halls, opera houses, university
programs, artists who wish to self-produce, and many more. With these 25 hard-to-find
forms, performers and groups on a limited budget will be able to prepare their
own contracts, negotiate the best possible deal, and minimize their legal risk.
171 pp. $46.95.
Creative Arts Marketing
Liz Hill, Catherine O'Sullivan & Terry O'Sullivan
Based on the highly successful first edition, this revision remains a practical
introduction to the whole range of principles and practices used to attract and
retains audiences and participants for arts events. It also looks at the broader
political, economic and commercial issues that affect all art organizations.
In all, this is an invaluable text for both students and arts managers. Softcover,
360 pp. $64.95.
Standing Room Only: Strategies for Marketing the Performing Arts
Philip Kotler/Joanne Scheff
If you work in the performing arts or are concerned about their future, this book
is for you. A complete and up-to-date sourcebook of marketing strategies and techniques
for music, dance, opera, and theatre organizations, Standing Room Only is
an indispensable tool for performing arts managers, marketers, board members, fund-raisers,
educators, donors, corporate sponsors, and consultants. Hardcover 560 pp. $94.95.
The Film Finance Handbook
This three-item set comes with The Film Finance Handbook: Volumes
1 & 2,
and a CD-ROM supplement. $115.95.
The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide
The definitive survival kit for anyone presenting live entertainment, this book
addresses business and legal issues concerning all manner of performance: Broadway,
regional, stock, university, and regional theatre; concert halls, opera houses, and
cabarets; and much more. Softcover, 243 pp. $31.95.
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