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An Introduction to Technical Theatre by Tal Sanders (2018): Pacific University.

Introduction to Technical Theatre’s accessible format is ideal for students at all levels, including those studying technical theatre as an elective part of their education. The text’s modular format is also intended to assist teachers approach the subject at their own pace and structure, a necessity for those who may regularly rearrange their syllabi around productions and space scheduling.


Theatrical Worlds  by Charles Mitchell (2014): University of Florida, Gainesville.

From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues from across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well.

Theater OER Courses

Additional Resources

American Variety Stage (Library of Congress)

History of Costume by Braun & Schneider (

One-Act Plays (Project Gutenberg)

Theatre and Performance Encyclopedia (Library of Congress)

Voice and Diction (Hamilton Theatre)

Voice Recipe Online (Miami Ohio University)

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