Subtitle The Compleat Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater
Publisher Allworth Press
EAN/ISBN 978-1581153156
Edition Title Second Edition
Release Date 2016-06-21
Author(s) John Kaluta (Industrial Arts ’81)
Summary Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days. The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. They’ll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, preparing tickets, technical rehearsals, and more. The second edition is also a great “how-to” for adults who somehow got roped into helping out backstage in a high school, middle school, or community theater production. Chapters cover set design, building, lighting, and audio with special emphasis on scenic painting. The second edition covers newer (digital) mixers and lighting consoles. Simple techniques that will raise your show to a higher level are spelled out step-by-step. As explained in the book, your shows won’t become “prefect,” um, “perfect,” but your audience might actually think they did!