Project Planning for the Stage (Paperback)Rich Dionne (author)
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Project Planning for the Stage is organized into four sections corresponding to the life cycle of a theatre production: defining the goals and scope of the production and assembling the crew; planning, estimating, and scheduling; executing and managing; and closing and strike. Each section focuses on relevant concepts and skills and outlines the application of effective project-planning procedures and techniques-including critical path analysis. Dionne provides essential tools for tracking and monitoring a project's progress and uses examples from different theatre genres to illustrate these processes in clear and concise language.
This book is a valuable addition to the libraries of technical managers in live entertainment. Technical directors, costume shop managers, master electricians, properties masters, and video supervisors-anyone managing even part of a production-needs to understand project-planning concepts such as knowing the boundaries of authority and responsibility, parametric and bottom-up estimates, and precedence diagrams. The incredibly useful and powerful tools outlined allow any technical manager to deliver the best possible outcome for a production.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 16 mm
"Dionne has taken the science of project management and translated it into the art of theatre. By distilling foundational concepts into practical examples, he takes the reader on a journey to improve both their personal practices and their production outcomes."--Mark Shanda, coauthor of Drafting for the Theatre