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Technical Direction + Scenic Tech + Stage Automation

Research resources for the study of technical direction, scenic technology, and stage automation.


Best Bets for General/Broad Searching

If you're not sure where to start, you can enter keywords (production title, costume designer name, etc.) in the box below to search across a large selection of our magazines, newspapers, and trade publications.



If you're looking for something specific (like a review from an international publication or an article from an 1892 issue of the New York Times), or if you're not having much luck with the starter single search box, try searching within specific databases below.

Historical News + Reviews

Theatre News + Journals

Beyond the news resources above, you can also find critical essays and performance reviews in theatre journals (a few listed below) and the broader research databases linked further down the page.

Lighting & Sound America Theatre Design and Technology Cover New Theatre Quarterly Canadian Theatre Review Cover