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Play Production

There are a series of online toolkits to support all aspects of stage production in the O-Reilly Database

Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development, rehearsals, how to self-evaluate a production and everything in between.

Guides readers though processes of technical direction and the responsibilities of the TD. Leadership, management, relationship building, personal responsibility, and problem solving are addressed along with scene shop design, facility repair and maintenance.  

Discusses management techniques, communication skills, and relationship building tactics. Top production managers provide insights into budgeting, scheduling, meetings, hiring, maintaining safety, and production management techniques are explored across theatre, dance, opera, music, and special events.

Outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why. It also identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success.