PRACTICAL TECHNICAL THEATRE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT 2nd EDITION Audio for Theatre is available now! and Introduction to Technical Theatre is in production!
Audio for Theatre has been deconstructed and transformed! Teachers have 3 options for instruction:
- An in-depth, 16-Day unit designed for Technical Theatre Classes and technicians who will be operating audio equipment for your productions.
- A 7-Day unit designed for Survey Classes. This unit includes the basics of Sound Reinforcement and Sound design.
- A 6 to 8-Day Day unit focusing on Sound Design.
Separate Support Materials are included for each of these 3 options.
We're really fortunate to have 2 outstanding professionals as authors and co-hosts for this this program. Professional audio engineer David Eisenhauer has returned for the "nuts and bolts" sections about How An Audio System Works, and How To Operate An Audio System, including ANALOGUE and DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLES. He has extensive experience at venues like Madison Square Garden, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, VH1, the MTV VMA's, and The Today Show.
In a new, 6 to 8-Day Unit dedicated to Sound Design, we are delighted to have Robin Weatherall onboard. Robin has won numerous awards for his sound designs and compositions. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for 17 years as a musician and has worked all over the world as a director, musician, sound designer, and composer for live theatre, opera, movies and television programs.
In a new section dedicated to Sound Design, we are very fortunate to have Robin Weatherall onboard. Robin has won numerous awards for his sound designs and compositions. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for 17 years as a musician and has worked all over the world as a director, musician, sound designer, and composer for live theatre, opera, movies and television programs.
PTT proudly presents the 2nd Edition of Stage Management, AEA stage manager and edta founder's award recipient J. Jason Daunter, and 40 year AEA stage manager, Tom Martin.
New sections include Stage Managing Musicals, Opera, Long Run and Touring Shows, Electronic Communication (How and When To Use It), and an expanded section on Relationships and Communication. Many other sections have been updated with revised copy and new video.
Practical Technical Theatre is also proud to present our most recent titles, both in-stock, and available:
Have EdTA Hall of Fame member Terry McGonigle come into your classroom via DVD to share his expertise in Costuming. This program concentrates on Research, Drawing and Design, and has a section about repurposing thrift store purchases into period costumes.In the Careers program, take your students on a virtual tour of 6 very different producing organizations, and go backstage to explore every phase of theatrical production ... performance, administration, design, and technical crews. Then explore the different theatrical unions, and, in an additional DVD, get advice on how to get into the business through interviews with 9 different working professionals.
In addition to updating sections of the original program, new sections will include When and How to Use Projections, 3-D Set Design Rendering, and an interview with a USA 829 Scenic Designer, featuring his plans and footage of the finished set of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. An expanded unit addresses Production Concept and the Design Process. Another new unit explores How to Design a Period Show, featuring footage of a play set in the 19th century that utilizes a Georama roll-drop.
Anticipated Roll-Out Date, Winter, 2016 followed by Introduction to Technical Theatre, Lighting Design, and then the next 4 programs. Check our website often for future roll-out dates!
We're adding a 1-week unit on Theatre History that ties different historical periods to theatrical conventions of the times. This will also be a great jumping off point for more in-depth studies in Theatre History.
Other new sections address Script Analysis (with an emphasis on technical demands), Styles and Production Concept, and why all the production staff must be on the same page.
We're also revising many of the sections of our original program that address Theatre Hierarchy, Types of Stages, Stage Geography, and a Tour of a Professional Theatre.
Anticipated Roll-out Date, Winter 2016!
Plus our original 4 programs:
Customer Loyalty Program
We know how frustrating it can be to purchase instructional materials, and have a new edition come out 6 months later. Since we have 17 distributors, and discounting new edition programs would be a nightmare for them, we came up with another idea.
Our 2nd Edition of Audio for Theatre has been delayed far beyond our initial anticipated roll-out date. One of our co-hosts was out on the road as FOH Sound Engineer with repeated world tours. Our editor has been out of town working sporting events like the World Series, and other major sporting events. Bob is recovering from a bout with mouth cancer, and has a very good prognosis. To show our appreciation for your patience, we have worked up our special Loyalty Program for the 2nd Edition of Audio for Theatre.
Option 1: If you bought the 1st Edition of Audio for Theatre from IEV or any of our distributors in the last 3 years (January, 2013-present), return the 1st Edition to us at:
Interactive Educational Video, LLC
PO Box 4582
Chesterfield, MO 63006-4582
Send a check, credit card number, or PO for $20.00, and we'll send you the 2nd Edition of Audio for Theatre. Just download our order form on this website. The $20.00 helps defray the cost of S&H, accounting costs, and safe environmental disposal of the old program.
Option 2: Our distributors have worked with us to provide valuable offers to you. If you bought the 1st Edition of Audio for Theatre or Stage Management before January, 2013, click on the seller's or reseller's name from the list below to get your special bonus offer:
- Dramatic Publishing
- Interactive Educational Video (IEV)
- Drama Book Shop
- Main Stage Theatrical
- Mackin Library Services
- Educational Theatre Association
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Most high school theatre programs have amazing performance programs. This is because the teachers have excellent training in performance or directing, and they possess a lot of natural acting ability themselves. Technical Theatre poses a unique challenge, due to it's many specialized areas. A teacher may be comfortable teaching Stage Management and Costuming, but not as comfortable teaching Lighting Design, Set Construction, and Audio.