How Theater Managers Manage / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
How Theater Managers Manage brings together the stories, beliefs, and experiences of a few seasoned theater managers. Through them, a portrait and a concept emerge depicting what they have unknowingly practiced throughout their careers. Designed to be a stepping stone for new theater managers, this book covers a wide variety of topics including budgeting theater costs, gross potentials and ticket prices, show contracts, settlements, and emergency and security procedures, to name a few. A sample budget, building forms, and show and performance forms are also included. While most of the experiences in this book relates to commercial theater, many of the ideas put forth can be applied to not-for-profit theater and facility management.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.88(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.78(d)|
About the Author
Tess Collins has worked for the Shorenstein-Hays Nederlander Organization in theater management for more than 25 years. She managed the Golden Gate, Orpheum, and Curran Theaters in San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I: Theater: The Way It Was, the Way It Is, and the Way It Is Becoming Chapter 4 1 Theater and Theater Managers Chapter 5 2 The Cast of Characters Chapter 6 3 The Show Must Go On Chapter 7 4 Front-of-House: It's Not a Dress Rehearsal Chapter 8 5 The Theater Building: You Work for a Theater but I Work for a Theatre Chapter 9 6 Unions Chapter 10 7 Customers and Employees, or Yelling at the Usher Always Improves the Sound Part 11 Part II: Financial Concerns Chapter 12 8 Budgeting Theater Cost for an Engagement Chapter 13 9 Gross Potentials and Ticket Prices Chapter 14 10 Show Contracts Chapter 15 11 Box Office Chapter 16 12 Settlements Part 17 Part III: Career Development Chapter 18 13 The Drama Offstage Chapter 19 14 Management and Imagination Chapter 20 15 Managerial Imagination Chapter 21 16 Creating and Thinking Chapter 22 17 Industry Interviews Chapter 23 18 Manager Topics: In Our Own Words Part 24 Concluding Thoughts Part 25 Appendix A: Specs Package: Advance Information and Backstage Information Part 26 Appendix B: Emergency and Security Procedures Part 27 Appendix C: Building Forms Part 28 Appendix D: Show and Performance Forms Part 29 Appendix E: Sample Budget Part 30 Works Cited Part 31 Index Part 32 About the Author