Technical Theater for Non-technical People

Technical Theater for Non-technical People $19.99

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Drew Campbell

Published by Allworth Press

Completely updated to reflect state-of-the-art standards in today's fast-changing theater technology, Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, dancers, playwrights, and directors to understand every aspect of a traditional and digitally supported backstage environment

A veteran of entertainment in its many forms, Drew Campbell walks non-techies through finding a space, scenery, lighting, costumes, sound, coordinating sound and light, properties, stage management, and working with corporations

All sides of production are clearly explained in jargon-free prose, and unfamiliar terms are highlighted and defined in an appended glossary

And in addition to discussions on the more traditional elements of technical theater, this book also gives equal weight to the new technologies that have become mainstream

These include software (DMX, MIDI, and SMPTI) for show control systems, software to build audio cues, and PC-based audio play-back systems


"A resource that is concise, entertaining, and eminently practical" ~ American Association of Community Theater

"An excellent handbook for the beginner and occasional technician, or indeed for the professional regularly working with the less experienced" ~

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