Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields profiles fourteen remarkable artists and technicians who elevate theatre production to new dimensions, explore new materials and technologies, and introduce new safety standards and solutions.

Readers will learn how the featured artists delved into entrepreneurial ventures and created their own work for themselves; researching, studying, and experimenting, seeking answers when none were available. The book explores how to make an impact in the entertainment industry from behind the scenes, and how students can model themselves after these successful professionals to jump-start their career in theatre production.

Aimed at theatre and film practitioners in the allied arts fields, Theatre Artisans and Their Craft offers a collection of success stories that are both inspiring and informative.

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages

Cherelle Guyton

Majestic and Dual Brained

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Anything but a Straight Line!

Peter S. Miller, Scenic Artist

chapter Chapter 3|15 pages

Judy Adamson, Costume Draper and Mentor

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Margaret Peot, Costume Painter

chapter Chapter 5|9 pages

Making Shakespeare in Montana

Tom Watson, Scenic Artist

chapter Chapter 6|13 pages

Distilling an Art, She Created a Legacy

An Interview With Deborah Dryden

chapter Chapter 7|8 pages

Keeping an Open Mind

An Interview With Daniel Weger

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Prop Master Jay Duckworth

A Star Among Us

chapter Chapter 9|7 pages

The Nontraditional Journey

An Interview With Samuel Lee

chapter Chapter 10|9 pages

Just Dive In

An Interview With Paul Huntley

chapter Chapter 11|14 pages

Hats Off to Arnold Levine!

chapter Chapter 12|9 pages

Stanley Allan Sherman

Carving His Own Path

chapter Chapter 13|16 pages

Denise Wallace-Spriggs

A Fourth-Generation Craft Artisan

chapter Chapter 14|12 pages

Know the Value of Your Ideas

An Interview With Michael Curry 1