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Production 101

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Performing arts from the local and regional perspective, from little theatres to regional venues, and encompassing all aspects of staging, production, administration, promotion, and more.
  1. Auditions and Production Prep
  2. Stage Tech Basics
  3. Stage Management
  4. Stage Lighting, Sound and Effects
  5. Costume Design
  6. Set and Production Design
  1. Stage Props
  2. Stage Makeup Tips and Tools
  3. Design Galleries and Images
  4. Behind the Show: Industry Interviews
  5. Performing Arts Forms for Printing and Use
  6. Design Galleries and Images

Auditions and Production Prep

The articles and tools in this section will help you plan, cast, and prepare for your productions in style.

Stage Tech Basics

Here's a quick look at the basics of stage tech, from what to wear, to a look at the major roles of those on the production.

Stage Management

A wealth of information for stage managers, from what to carry with you, how to organize your tools and supplies, and industry insights for running a tighter, happier show (and crew).

Stage Lighting, Sound and Effects

Cast a little light on your stage lighting, sound and effects know-how with some of these helpful articles and tips!

Costume Design

Here's a quick look at tools, tips and insights for costume designers, along with spotlights on awards, leading designers, and more.

Set and Production Design

Here, you'll find a wealth of information on production and set design.

Stage Props

Learn about the world of stage and screen properties -- from tools and insights on how to manage them, and to interviews with leading prop-masters on what goes into their creation!

Stage Makeup Tips and Tools

A look at everything from the best elements of your stage makeup toolkit, to step-by-step instruction for applying stage makeup -- as well as common mistakes to avoid.

Design Galleries and Images

Get inspired in your design work with these detailed galleries of some of the most beautiful creations for stage and screen!

Behind the Show: Industry Interviews

Check out our interviews and insights from award-winning directors, producers, actors, artistic directors, and more here!

Performing Arts Forms for Printing and Use

It's no surprise to those who work in the theatre that it often involves a tremendous amount of knowledge, information, forms, worksheets, scripts, and plain old paperwork. This area will provide you with a wide-ranging assortment of the tools you need to hit the ground running quickly on your production and prep, with an ever-growing host of forms and tools to help you do your best work.

Design Galleries and Images

Get inspired in your design work with these detailed galleries of some of the most beautiful creations for stage and screen!

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