Eric Hart

Prop Maker and Master

I am Eric Hart. I have been building props for theatre, retail display and other industries since 2003. I have been writing about props and making things since 2009. You can view the different aspects of my work at the three links below.

I am currently the props master at Triad Stage in North Carolina. You can follow me on Twitter if you wish.

To contact me about custom prop inquiries or other matters,

Prop Agenda, a blog about props

I have been writing this blog about making and finding props for theatre, film, and hobbies since 2009. It has over 500 posts on everything from building dead lambs to newspapers, the history of prop masters, and parts of a chair.

The Prop Building Guidebook

This book describes common materials and techniques for the prop maker, such as wood, metal, plastic, fabric, papier-mâché, and fiberglass. It breaks down the prop-making process so you can determine when and why you will use these materials and methods. This is the first prop-making book to feature color photographs (over 500 of them).

Props built by Eric Hart

I have been building props professionally since 2003 and some of my favorite pieces can be viewed above. My props were built for theatres both on and off-Broadway, New York's "Shakespeare in the Park", at the Santa Fe Opera, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and various other theatres in Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina.