I'm proud to announce an upcoming Second Edition of my introductory theatrical design textbook, The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods and Practice, initially published on October 3, 2014 by Focal Press, coming in January of 2021.
Reviews - [The Art of Theatrical Design]… is one of the best, most comprehensive looks at theatrical design that I have come across. It is a perfect book for a beginning designer; chock full of new terms, information, exercises, examples, and illustrations.
-Craig Choma, Associate Professor of Theatre, Knox College
The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design.This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create effective, evocative, and engaging theatrical designs that support the play contextually, thematically, and visually. It gives students the grounding in core design principles they need to approach design challenges and make design decisions in both assigned class projects and realized productions. This book features: