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Technical Management for the Performing Arts : Utilizing Time, Talent, and Money

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Technical Management for the Performing Arts: Utilizing Time, Talent, and Money is a comprehensive guide to the tools and strategies of a successful technical manager. This book demonstrates how you can coordinate personnel, raw materials, and venues, all while keeping a production on a tight schedule and within budget. From concept to realization, through nightly performances, Technical Management for the Performing Arts focuses on the technical and organization skills a technical manager must demonstrate, and emphasizes the need for creativity and interpersonal management of a team.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 362g
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 31 Halftones, black and white; 33 Tables, black and white
  • 1138910759
  • 9781138910751
  • 2,359,939

Table of contents

Acknowledgements


Preface


INTRODUCTION





CHAP 1 - Meet the Manager & the Triangle





PART TWO: FOUNDATIONS





CHAP 2 -Roles





CHAP 3 - Authority





CHAP 4 - Personnel





CHAP 5 - Communication





CHAP 6 -- Specialized communication





CHAP 7 -- Professional Practices & Resources





CHAP 8 -- Employment





PART 3 - STRATEGIES





CHAP 9 -- Planning & Scheduling





Chap 10 - Analysis & Problem Solving





CHAP 11 - Budgets & Quality Control





CHAP 12 - Putting it all together





PART FOUR - WRAP UP





CHAP 13 - Looking back as we look forward





APPENDIX













Blueprint of a Production







Technical Production Guidelines







Standard Technical Information Package







Scene Studio Safety Form







Scene Studio Standards







Labor Estimation Guidelines







Evaluation Form







Sample Job Descriptions
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About Dennis Dorn

Mark Shanda is a professor at The Ohio State University and former resident technical director and Department of Theatre chair. He recently completed a five-year term as the dean of arts and humanities at Ohio State. He is now serving as president of USITT, where he is also Fellow of the Institute. He has authored numerous articles about theatre technology.





A professor emeritus and a former director of theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dennis Dorn functioned in the Department of Theatre and Drama as technical director and/or designer for more than 180 productions. He is an active member and Fellow of USITT, and has been an active contributor to Theatre Design & Technology magazine.
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