IATSE Local 919 Virtual Library

Recommended reading list (thanks to Sister Freeman):

Theater Production and Shop Positions and Their Responsibilities.  This list is not meant to be exhaustive; likewise, additional responsibilities may attend each position. (List is on page 22 of the linked PDF)

(Thank you, St. Mary’s College for the list of various positions routinely involved in theater production and an exemplification of their responsibilities.)


Large glossary of techncal theater terms covering many departments. Easy to use.


Introduction to the basics of stage lighting. Very easy to read, great for beginners, good review for those with more experience.


Glossary of Theatrical Rigging Terms


Huge glossary of audio and computer terms, includes works cited links. Follow instructions on the page this link takes you to. 


All kinds of “how to” audio pdf files- plus many FAQs about microphones both in live and in recording.


The Entertainment Services and Technology Association is a non-profit trade association based in North America with members around the world. ESTA’s members are responsible for creating some of the most important programs in our industry including the Technical Standards Program, Entertainment Technician Certification Program and Rental Guard. By joining ESTA you are investing in the future of the entertainment technology industry.


The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences. You may become certified through ETCP in the following areas: Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, and Entertainment Electrician.


Overview of Robert’s Rules of Order, the rules we follow for union member meetings.


How to properly display an American Flag.

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