Favorite tools and resources

The ultimate list of the products, apps, tools, and resources I use on ON EVERY SHOW!

 

THEATER OPERATIONS:

Gmail - For email
Google Drive - For file organization
Slack - For team communication
LastPass - For securely storing and sharing passwords
Squarespace - For designing websites
MailChimp - For keeping in touch with my audience
Canva - For creating graphics like flyers, posters, and social media images
Evernote - My digital brain, storing my thoughts, notes, and action items

PRODUCTION MUST-HAVES:

First Aid Kit - Never mess around with safety and always have a fully stocked kit on-hand
Clip-On Lamp - Wireless, clip on right to your desk during rehearsals
Binders - Always 3” D-Ring Black Binder for every show
Tabs - Avery Ultralast Big Plastic Dividers
Notebook - Director’s classic black notebook
Mechanical Pencils - Paper Mate Comfort
Highlighters - Chisel tip all the way!
iPad & Pencil - I’ve moved into totally digital rehearsals using my tablet and digital writing tool. Grab a refurbished tablet for a lower price!

PERSONAL:

Calm - For meditating and keeping my cool during a production!
I can't I have rehearsal Tote Bag
Coffee Travel Mug - sassy travel mug, don't leave home without it!

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BOOKS:

A Sense of Direction: Some Observations on the Art of Directing, by William Ball

Audible - For listening to books on the go

Audition by Michael Shurtleff

Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays, by David Ball

Fundamentals of Play Directing, by Alexander Dean & Lawrence Carra

Profit First - Interesting accounting book that we all could learn from

Theatre Management, by David M. Conte & Stephen Langley

Thinking Like a Director: A Practical Handbook, by Michael Bloom

PRODUCTIVITY + TIME MANAGEMENT:

5 Minute Journal - Keeping my sanity and gratitude in check when everything is chaotic