Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association


SURVEY for December 12th, 2022 Event


Assistant Designer Resources – OBADAG WEBSITE

Definitions, Duties, Hourly Wage Calculator, Expense Calculator, Contract Riders, etc.


Contracts, Lawyers, etc.

Sample Sound Design Contract, Glossary of Terms, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Sample Inclusion Riders.


USA 829 Membership Candidate Program

The cheapest and easiest way for someone working as an assistant in NYC to join the union. If you work 6 productions OR a cumulative 120 days as an assistant on off-broadway shows covered by a CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement), you can bypass the exam and almost the entire initiation fee.


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

The leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations. VLA strives to protect the artistic community’s livelihoods, businesses, and creative works through access to dedicated legal representation and focused education programs.



Hemsley Lighting Programs


Craig Stelzenmuller – Associate Lighting Design Seminar 

From Getting the Job thru Opening Night!



USITT/TSDCA Sound Documentation Recommended Practice

This document presents a recommended practice for sound system documentation. It is not a comprehensive collection of graphic symbols, terms, and necessary paperwork, but is a flexible framework of document forms and practices for practical communication. The information which designers and engineers must communicate can be represented in many forms; this document will identify and describe several of the most common.


Audio Drama, Post, and Remote Collaboration:

Click above for links to trainings and information about everything from streaming to remote recording.


Making Music for Theater

Production Logistics & Building A Creative Team