Creating Outdoor Theatre is a practical guide to putting on a performance outside, offering a brief history of outdoor theatre and explaining the unique production opportunities it offers. The book explains the design and production considerations peculiar to performing outdoors, including health and safety aspects, facilities for actors and audience, transporting equipment, and the logistics of licensing, negotiating with local authorities and even police liaison.
Topics covered: Choosing the right venue; Designing and making props; Constructing the stage; Seating; Coping with bad weather.
” Readers of this book may find their imaginations challenged to pursue alternative projects that are not dependent on an existing amphitheatre but may be presented quite well, even with minimal funds for materials.”
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Dramatics – April 2010
Nina Ayres graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama, specializing in theatre design, and is now a highly-respected freelance theatre designer, and maker of props, costumes and puppets. She has worked with a wide range of theatre, film and television production companies, both in the UK and overseas, in roles ranging from costume designer to art director. The productions she has been involved in have included small-scale touring pieces to large community theatre events.