The Prop Master: A Guidebook for Successful Theatrical Prop Management

The Prop Master: A Guidebook for Successful Theatrical Prop Management


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Whether you are a professional, volunteer or student prop master, this book will take you through the necessary steps of thought and action needed to be a top-notch properties master in the theatrical world. This guidebook focuses on describing the duties of a prop master that are above and beyond the actual building processes of a properties department and will help you understand the importance of being a well-prepared, knowledgeable member of any production team. While the information provided in this book is based on a standard professional model, the processes and strategies are universal and can be applied to any production environment.This comprehensive guidebook clearly defines all the responsibilities of the job in action, including chapters on interacting with other people, a successful work environment, the prop shop, the building process, rehearsals and performances, safety, timeless tips and techniques, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566081542
Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 653,646
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Growing up in Prairie Village, Kansas, Amy Mussman fell in love with theater performance at the age of six when she participated in her first acting class at Theater for Young America in Kansas City. As time went on and her family moved to Frederick, Maryland, her passion for theater only grew stronger. An active Thespian, Amy spent much of her high school years examining both the backstage and acting arenas while participating with school, church, and community theater groups and a local children's theater touring company.Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Kansas State University and spent her college years studying light, costume, and set design. After graduation, she began her first professional theater season at Delaware Theater Company as production assistant and worked as prop master for nine seasons. She has enjoyed a decade of summers as either the costume designer for Allenberry Playhouse and Forestburgh Playhouse, the prop master for Maine State Music Theater, or working as an instructor and director for Delaware Theater Company's summer youth theater camp.

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