ERIC Number: ED421446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Technical Production Handbook: A Guide for Performing Arts Presenting Organizations and Touring Companies.
Barrell, M. Kay
This handbook is designed for specific use by performing arts presenters and touring companies. These companies pose an immense range of production requirements and challenges to a presenter. The book stresses the basics of technical production with an emphasis on presenting dance. Dance has more inherent pitfalls in its production requirements, yet is on tour the most of any of the performing arts. The first section deals with needs and responsibilities common to both theater and dance. The second section singles out separate production aspects of each. The third section is a glossary of terms to help the presenter understand the technical language of production. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Presenters and Performers"; (3) "Differences between Disciplines"; and (4)"What Does It Mean? A Glossary of Terms." Appendices offer additional information on technical riders, technical questionnaires, sample light plots, section drawing of the theater, fly system cross-section, and hanger log. (EH)
Western States Arts Federation, 1543 Chamda, Suite 220, Denver, CO 80302; telephone: 303-629-1166.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western States Arts Federation, Santa Fe, NM.