Tech Resources

General Stagecraft

Theatrecraft Glossary
A glossary of almost 2,000 Technical Theatre-related words. Study up!

Oustanding site, filled with links, photos, tech how-to stuff, and everything related to High School Tech Theatre.

A resource for practical information and advice about technical theatre techniques for theatre folk at any level.

Ares Creative
Pictures from our very own set and lighting designer Jon Ares! (Lots of WLHS pictures here.)

Q2Q Comics
If you need a break, look no further than the best Technical Theatre comic out there. It’s like they know all of our problems…


Costume Images, Art & Design
A portal to examples of in-era fashion, as well as helpful costuming resources.

The Costume Page
Another portal to costuming articles and links

The History of Costume.
Incredibly helpful resource showing costumes throughout the ages.

Historical Clothing Guide

Set Construction/Design

Scene Shop Manual
A helpful guide to staying safe and observant in your Scene Shop.

Painting the Scene
A helpful guide for beginners to learn the basics of scenic painting. (PDF)

Scenic Finishes
Another straightforward guide for popular textures painted in Scenic Design.

Riggers Page
Detailed information on important techniques to rig sets.

Stage Management

Guide to Stage Management
A guide put together by Colby Theater & Dance.

Stage Management Handbook
A guide put together by Kent State.

Stage Management – A Career Guide
A guide put together by the Stage Management Association.


Stage Lighting Guide
Incredibly in-depth beginner’s guide to understanding the craft of lighting.

Lighting 101
A ‘Crash Course’ in understanding lighting, filled with detailed information about language used, the purpose of lighting, and important things to consider when designing.