Written with clarity and humor, this is the definitive user's guide to developing the technical skills and practical know-how that are crucial to working successfully on any staged event. From scenery to lights to sound to props, readers are walked through every aspect of the backstage environment and shown how to run stage performances, just like the pros. Also helpful to anyone planning fashion, sports, politics, or other public events, the book offers great tips for producing memorable parties, product launches, convention and press conferences. Drew Campbell has taught at San Francisco State University and worked on numerous theatrical productions, business conventions, and athletic conventions as a lighting and sound designer. ©1999, 256 pages.