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Indie Theatre Producer's GuideThe NEW Indie Theatre Producer's Guide
Just published!

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.

The Health and Safety Guide for Film, TV, and TheatreThe Health and Safety Guide for Film, TV, and Theatre

Monona Rossol
The only publication of its kind, this book outlines precuations to take against hazardous materials, recommendations for proper protective equipment, safety checklists for shops and classrooms, occupational safety and much more. Extended material includes recent precedent-setting lawsuits and material on fall protection. Softcover, 250 pp. $32.95.

Stage Management: The Essential Handbook

Gail Pallin
This book is aimed at students, graduates, and all those who aspire to stage management, whether amateur or professional, on a large or small scale. Complete with illustrations, diagrams and helpful checklists, it takes the reader through a typical production, week by week. As well, this new edition includes two brand new chapters: case studies of professional stage managers and producers working in the field, and an essay on creativity in stage management. Softcover, 172 pp. $37.95.

A Practical Guide to Working in TheatreA Practical Guide to Working in Theatre

Gill Foreman
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.

The Back Stage Guide to Stage ManagementThe Back Stage Guide to Stage Management
Thomas A. Kelly
From preproduction planning and first rehearsals to opening night and final strike, all the essentials of stage management are presented here in a friendly, engaging style. This new edition reflects all the latest developments and innovations in the industry and adds a totally new chapter on opera stage management. The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management remains the first choice for anyone who works in any branch of the profession, whether amateur, educational, or professional. Softcover, 302 pp. $25.95.

The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and MusicalsThe Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals

Frederic B. Vogel & Ben Hodges
The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals now collects for the first time the cream of the advice from top working theatre professionals to aspiring to produce in theatres anywhere in North America. Interviews and contributions are included from 30 theatre professionals who together have won over 100 Tony Awards. Agents, directors, production designers, general managers, fundraisers, marketing directors, producers, and theatrical attorneys all offer invaluable advice in this book. Softcover, 404 pp. $25.95.

Staging Musicals for Young PerformersStaging Musicals for Young Performers

Maria C. Novelly & Adele Firth
This unique, step-by-step guidebook is designed to help teachers and directors successfully mount a musical with young performers. Every aspect of production is covered: casting and rehearsals, costumes and make-up, scenery and props, lighting, sound effects, and publicity and promotion. This is an invaluable resource for anyone teaching acting, singing, and dancing. Softcover, 229 pp. $22.95.

Running Theatres: Best Practices for Leaders and Managers 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.

Staging Youth TheatreStaging Youth Theatre
A Practical Guide
Rex Doyle
Staging Youth Theatre
is a practical and accessible guide to starting or running a theatre for young people. Taking you from the initial idea to form a company, through the tense days of rehearsal, to the final performance of the first production, the book covers all aspects of youth theatre management, production and direction. Softcover, 160 pp. $39.95.

Backstage FormsBackstage Forms
Paul Carter
Without carefully filled out forms, productions quickly become disorganized and fall apart. This useful collection contains a wide variety of forms -- from community, educational, resident, and Broadway theatre -- to help your production stay on track. Stage managers will find this book to be indispensible. Softcover, 166 pp. $22.95.

Business and Legal Forms for Theater Business and Legal Forms for Theater
Charles Grippo
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. Softcover, 171 pp. $46.95.

The Stage Producer's Business and Legal GuideThe Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide
Charles Grippo
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.

The Perfect Stage CrewThe Perfect Stage Crew
John Kaluta
Here is a must-have book for anyone producing a stage show without a Broadway-sized budget. The Perfect Stage Crew shows you how you can pull off a stunning production in less than forty days -- even if you are lacking in resources. An invaluable guide for middle and high school, university, and community theatres, The Perfect Stage Crew provides solutions to the most common and complex stage and crew problems. Softcover, 240 pp. $29.95.

Producing Your Own ShowcaseProducing Your Own Showcase

Paul Harris
Producing Your Own Showcase is the ultimate empowerment tool for actors, directors, and playwrights who want to take the initiative, control their own destinies, and create their own work. Here is the comprehensive handbook for new, or nearly new producers, revealing how to envision, plan, organize, and mount a theatrical run. A necessary and entertaining addition to the bookshelf of any aspiring producer. Softcover, 227 pp. $29.95.

Production ManagementProduction Management
Making Shows Happen: A Practical Guide

Peter Dean
Production Management takes you through the process of making shows happen from the point of view of the Production Manager. The book includes techniques, information and tips on how to: work with directors and designers, run production meetings, oversee the rehearsal process, manage a production team, and lead the production week and technical rehearsal. Softcover, 192 pp. $41.95.

Stage Management & Theatre AdministrationStage Management & Theatre Administration
Terry Hawkins & Paul Menear
Staging a play or a musical can be exciting, demanding and rewarding. It can also be exhausting, frustrating and chaotic. The key to avoiding the latter set of circumstances is solid stage management. This clear, concise, and well-illustrated guide to stage management and theatre administration will make sure that your production is a smooth-running, trouble-free success. Softcover, 128 pp. $24.95.

Stage Management: A Practical Guide	Stage Management: A Practical Guide
Soozie Copley & Philippa Killner
Stage Management is a practical guide to all aspects of this exciting and pivotal job in the theatre, from first receiving a copy of the script, through the rehearsal process and production period to putting the show away after the final performance. Written for the amateur, student and practitioner, it gives tips and tricks learnt and used by two leading professionals. Softcover, 160 pp. $40.50.

Stage Management: The Essential HandbookStage Management: The Essential Handbook
Gail Pallin
This Essential Handbook is aimed at students, graduates, and all those who aspire to stage management, whether amateur or professional, on a large or small scale. Complete with diagrams and helpful checklists, it takes the reader through a typical production week by week. Informative and practical. Softcover, 156 pp. $38.00.

The Stage Management HandbookThe Stage Management Handbook
Daniel A. Ionazzi
The stage manager is the renaissance man of the theatre. He or she must have an ability to assess all of the elements of the production -- be part director, part playwright, part designer, and part producer -- as well as be prepared to act as confidant, counselor and confessor to everyone else in the company. Supported by many forms and examples to illustrate the points covered in the text, this book addresses all of these considerations in detail and offers the reader helpful guidance and practical advice. Softcover, 190 pp. $29.99.

Stage Manager: The Professional ExperienceStage Manager: The Professional Experience
Larry Fazio
Stage Manager: The Professional Experience is a journey into the world of today's professional stage manager. Using interviews with professionals in various stage production roles, the author provides a practical experience-based guide for students and aspiring professionals alike. Chapters are laid out to reflect the order in which stage managers experience and perform their work, and the book offers extensive discussions on what makes a good stage manager, creating a resume, interviewing for the job, and getting the job. Softcover, 347 pp. $65.95.

Stage Managing and Theatre EtiquetteStage Managing and Theatre Etiquette

Linda Apperson
For anyone who hopes to work on the production side of the theatre, Linda Apperson's basic guide to Stage Managing & Theatre Etiquette is a treasure trove of practical information and sound advice. From auditions to closing night, everything that you need to know about the theatre's most complex job is contained in this clear and concise book. Softcover, 122 pp. $18.95.

Stage Managing the Arts in CanadaStage Managing the Arts in Canada
Winston Morgan
For "the artists who guide the artists", this book delves into the intricacies of a production as it unfolds from before preparation week to the final performance in a step by step checklist approach. It covers the specifics of Musicals, Touring for Young Audiences, Special Events, ASM, Reading Music, Repertory Theatre and Stage Management Forms. An essential guide for whatever level wherever you do the job. $29.95.

The Back Stage Guide to Stage ManagementThe Back Stage Guide to Stage Management:
Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to Last Performance

Second Edition
Thomas A. Kelly
Revised to employ new methods incorporating computers and spread-sheet software, automation in the theatre this book covers the nuts and bolts as considered by a well experienced American professional. $29.95.

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