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Occupational Outlook Handbook
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An online tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Article Searches on Specific Careers
ebooks database - Search for your specific costume period using this resources
Biography Reference Center
Useful for learning about theatre practitioners in your field and how they became successful. A collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies.
Biography Reference Bank
Useful for learning about theatre practitioners in your field and how they became successful.
Contains biographical full text articles, page images and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals -- providing the most current coverage of an individual's life and work.
There are quite a few interviews with practitioners.
How to Search Digital Theatre+
This video shows how to access the Digital Theatre+ database. At the 1 min. mark of the video you will see how to access the Practice & Practitioners page.
Performing Arts / Theatre / Entertainment Tech Careers Resources - ebooks
Theatre Artisans and Their Craft by
Publication Date: 2019-08-19
Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields profiles fourteen remarkable artists and technicians who elevate theatre production to new dimensions, explore new materials and technologies, and introduce new safety standards and solutions. Readers will learn how the featured artists delved into entrepreneurial ventures and created their own work for themselves; researching, studying, and experimenting, seeking answers when none were available. The book explores how to make an impact in the entertainment industry from behind the scenes, and how students can model themselves after these successful professionals to jump-start their career in theatre production.
Contemporary Women Stage Directors by
Publication Date: 2019-03-21
Contemporary Women Stage Directors opens the door into the minds of 27 prolific female theatre directors, allowing you to explore their experience, wisdom and knowledge. Directors give insight into their diverse approaches to the key challenges of directing theatre, including choosing projects, engaging with scripts, conceptualizing visual and acoustic production elements, collaborating with actors and production teams, building their careers, and navigating challenges and opportunities posed by gender, race and ethnicity.
Acting - Cut the Crap, Cue the Truth by
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Moves systematically through the challenges that every actor faces; from making strategic career decisions, to the logistics of TV and film sets and voice over work, to more personal matters such as renting and flat-sharing, finance and well-being when out of work. Rejecting gimmicks and quick fixes, she encourages motivational thinking and entrepreneurialism using an informal, unapologetic and humorous tone whilst sharing information that is current, relevant and from the frontline.
Breaking in : The Formula for Success in Entertainment by
Publication Date: 2012
The Entertainment Formula exploits each one of these opportunities head on as the first book of it's kind to address the mental preparation, skills, traits, and specific actions required to not only break into any aspect of the Entertainment Industry but also addresses the critical knowledge required to survive and thrive long term in the industry as well.
The Business of Broadway by
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
For anyone interested in pursuing a career on Broadway, or who wants to grow a theatre in any other part of the world, The Business of Broadway offers an in-depth analysis of the infrastructure at the core of successful theatre. Manager/producer Mitch Weiss and actor/writer Perri Gaffney take readers behind the scenes to reveal what the audienceand even the players and many producersdon't know about how Broadway works, describing more than 200 jobs that become available for every show. A variety of performers, producers, managers, and others involved with the Broadway network share valuable personal experience in interviews discussing what made a show a hit or a miss, and how some of the rules, regulations, and practices that are in place today were pioneered.
Publication Date: 2014-07-18
The successful cinematographer must have a keen creative eye, as well as expert knowledge about the constantly expanding array of new camera, film, and lighting technologies. Without these skills at a director's disposal, most movies quickly fade from memory. Cinematography focuses on the highlights of this art and provides the first comprehensive overview of how the field has rapidly evolved, from the early silent film era to the digital imagery of today.
Costume Design for Video Games by
Publication Date: 2020-01-08
This book is included in this list as it explores the skills necessary to design costumes for video games.
Comedy FAQs and Answers by
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
provides current and potential comedians with the no nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively book features interviews with many of the top names in stand up Ray Romano, George Carlin, Christopher Titus, Weird Al Yankovic, Margaret Cho all sharing lessons learned along the way. Additional interviews with club owners, talent executives, publicists, and others provide behind the scenes expertise.
On the Set by
Publication Date: 2012-10-15
This is the first codified collection of Hollywood's movie set rules, there is no other resource book like it. • endorsed by the industry and film unions • the hidden rules they don't teach you in film schools • each chapter covers a different department (talent, grip, costume, electric, etc.) • practical advice from over 80 top industry professionals • witty, humorous and packed with anecdotes
The Back Stage Guide to Stage Management, 3rd Edition by
Publication Date: 2009-06-16
The next best thing to shadowing a Broadway stage manager, this detailed, behind-the-scenes book as been brought completely up to date. First published in 1991, it is widely used and has been lauded as the most comprehensive, educational book on stage management available. From preproduction planning and first rehersals to opening night and final strike, all the essentials of the profession are presented here in a friendly, engaging style.Blending how-to information with anecdotes from his own career, author Thomas A. Kelly explains the entire theatrical process, including:- Organizing all rehearsals and performances- Maintaining the working script, cue sheets, and daily records- Supervising the technical aspects of the show- Running shows outdoors and at other non-theatrical venues- Dealing with performers and crew members on all levelsThis new edition reflects all the latest developments and innovations in the industry and adds a totally new chapter on opera stage management, complete with an in-depth breakdown of the challenges this style of production presents.
Setting the Stage by
Publication Date: 2017-06-06
David Hays, elected to the Theater Hall of Fame in 2014, created an exciting and successful career designing scenery and lighting for plays and musicals on Broadway, in London, and in Japan. Told with passion and wit, this book takes readers behind the scenes of the theater world to show how a stage designer collaborates with directors and producers to create great works of theater and dance. A designer who collaborated with the great directors of his time—Arthur Penn, Garson Kanin, Tyrone Guthrie, Elia Kazan, Jose Quintero, and Joe Layton—shares anecdotes that integrate technical insight with life lessons. He designed sets for the Metropolitan Opera, for Lincoln Center, for Martha Graham, and thirty ballets for George Balanchine. This colorful account of theater life is for scholars, practitioners, and theatregoers interested in how it all works.
The Technical Director's Toolkit by
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
The Technical Director's Toolkit addresses every nut and bolt of this multifaceted job. This book guides readers though the step-by-step processes of technical direction and the responsibilities of the TD in the mounting of a theatrical production. Leadership, management, relationship building, personal responsibility, and problem solving are addressed, demonstrating not only how to become a more efficient and effective TD, but also how to be a collaborative member of a production team that artists will seek to work with again and again. The book also addresses scene shop design, facility repair and maintenance, and finishes with a brief overview of other areas of technical theatre that help round out the far reaching skill set of a successful TD. This book is perfect for university courses in Stagecraft and Technical Direction and for the aspiring Technical Director.
Stagecraft Fundamentals Third Edition by
Publication Date: 2018-10-15
The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed.
Stage Writers Handbook by
Publication Date: 1996-05-01
Gathers all the information and ideas stage writers need to conduct their careers in a businesslike manner, with all the protections the law provides. Includes chapters devoted to copyright, self-promotion, representation, production contracts, publishing and licensing agreements, underlying rights and collaboration.
Staging Social Justice by
Publication Date: 2013-06-03
Staging Social Justice is a groundbreaking collection of essays about Fringe Benefits'script-devising methodology and their collaborations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The anthology also vividly describes the transformative impact of these creative initiatives on participants and audiences. By reflecting on their experiences working on these projects, the contributing writers—artists, activists and scholars—provide the readerwith tools and inspiration to create their own theatre for social change. “Contributors to this big-hearted collection share Fringe Benefits'play devising process, and a compelling array of methods for measuring impact, approaches to aesthetics (with humor high on the list), coalition and community building, reflections on safe space, and acknowledgement of the diverse roles needed to apply theatre to social justice goals.
Starting Your Career as a Theatrical Designer by
Publication Date: 2012-08-15
Ten award-winning and current Broadway designers five set designers, four lighting designers, and one projection designer discuss the business aspects of the theatre world, sharing relevant insider information and strategies that will prove invaluable to aspiring and seasoned theatrical designers alike. Culled from years of experience, the information offered in these enlightening conversations will strengthen readers' understanding of how designing in the commercial theatre is different from designing in an academic setting or not-for-profit theatres. The conversations are accompanied by designer sketches, finished drawings, technical plates of drafting, photos of scale models, storyboards illustrating multi-scene productions and unique lighting looks, and photos from Broadway and regional theatre productions.
Theater Careers by
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
. Theater Careers offers valuable details not readily available elsewhere, including dozens of informative job descriptions surveying the impressive variety of theater careers, both on and off the stage as well as statistics on the working and earning prospects of various careers as drawn from the best sources in the business. The authors also provide thoughtful assessments of the value of education and training choices, including the most meaningful way to look at the costs of college—estimating net costs, which is seldom described elsewhere—and how to choose a school.
Working in American Theatre by
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
Features tips from America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers job-search and career-planning strategies, as well as detailed information on over 1,000 places to work in the American theatre, including regional companies, Broadway and commerical theatre, Shakespeare festivals, touring theatres, university/resident theatres, youth and children's theatres, and outdoor theatres. Offering an overview of the evolution of American theatre and behind-the-scenes stories of the regional movement, this single volume is an indispensable tool at every stage of your career.
The Musician's Journey by
Publication Date: 2013-03-19
The Musician's Journey escorts musicians, performing artists, music teachers, and advanced music students along the road toward a successful career, offering a vast array of resources to guide them from envisioning the process to achieving the practical details.Included are chapters on careers in higher education; guidance in how to develop a business plan; general tips on grant writing and financial development; a separate section exploring the stories of other successful musicians; and personal narrative taken from the author's work as a professional musician and consultant.
Starting Your Career As a Dancer by
Publication Date: 2012-05-28
In Starting Your Career as a Dancer, author Mande Dagenais explains what it really takes to get into the business, be in the business, and survive in the business. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, teacher, choreographer/director, and producer. Aspiring dancers will learn about different markets, venues, and types of work for dancers, and what to expect from a dancing job, while experienced dancers will appreciate helpful tips on where and how to find work, business management, and career transition.
Musicals - Production & Direction
Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques by
Publication Date: 2018-07-09
Not just for musicals, Theatrical Sound Techniques pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre: the role and responsibilities of the sound technician. This comprehensive book encompasses every position from shop crew labor to assistant designer to sound board operator and everything in between. Offers career advice for people wishing to work in this field.
Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real-world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment and set ups, using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time. Includes mixing techniques and practices as well as interviews with some of today's most successful mixers and designers.
Music Direction for the Stage by
Publication Date: 2015-02-02
In Music Direction for the Stage, veteran music director and instructor Joseph Church demystifies the job in a book that offers aspiring and practicing music directors the practical tips and instruction they need in order to mount a successful musical production.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
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