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Properties Director's Handbook (Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre)

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Title: Properties Director's Handbook (Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre)
Author: Strawn, Sandra J
Price: $35.99

You may be familiar with how to hang lights, build scenery, or run a high school/college/community theatre, but few are familiar with the nitty-gritty details of being a properties director or prop master. There has an utter lack of information on this topic in the market.until now. Sandy Strawn brings together her incredible 30 years of prop making and managing in this concise guide to managing a prop shop and show built. She skillfully explains planning, pre-production, production, and post-production procedures, budgeting, collaborations with other stagehands, and planning a prop shop from the layout of the spaces to the health and safety protocols for shop planning and workplace management. With this how-to book, you'll be able to keep your prop shop in tip-top shape.
Author Bio

Sandra Strawn is the Head of Technical Production in the Properties Design and Production Department at UW-Milwaukee. Her specialty is properties design and production from a general props class in management and crafts to advanced skills classes in furniture/ soft goods production and casting/molding. Prior to being recruited to start the training program at UWM, she worked as a professional properties master in regional theatre for over a decade. She has been a member of the Society of Properties Managers/Artisans for over twenty years. Ms. Strawn was a consultant on the properties chapter of the Michael Gillette book, "Theatrical Design and Production?.


CONTENTS
WHAT IS A PROP
Hand Props
Set Props
Stage Dressing

WHO DOES WHAT
Prop Director
Prop Artisans
Prop Skills
Prop Internships
Prop Training / Education
Contracts and Salaries

PRE-PRODUCTION
Preliminary Prop List
Research
Web Research

BUDGETING
Spreadsheets
Kinds of Budgets

REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION PROCESS
Rehearsal Props
Production Meetings
Costume Collaboration
Electrics Collaboration
Sound Collaboration
Scenery Collaboration

GETTING ORGANIZED
Tracking Numbers
Prop Lists
The Prop Bible

THE BUILD PROCESS
Build
Buy
Borrow
Pull

PRODUCTION PROCESS
Load-in
Consumables
Technical Rehearsal
Opening and Show Run
Strike

THE PROP SHOP
Multiple Space Shop
The Dirty Room
The Clean Room
The Crafts Room
Single Space Shop

PLANNING
Electrical
Floor Surfaces
Water
Ventilation and Dust Control
Work flow and Access

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Workers Compensation / Injuries
First Aid
Workplace Inspection
Personal Protection

MSDS
Fire Protection
Lock out/ Tag out

MATERIALS and SUPPLIES
RESOURCES


Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 28/11/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780415663274
Publishing status: Print On Demand
Properties Director's Handbook (Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre)