This course is intended to provide students with a basic knowledge of stage managing for theater. Students will learn the core essentials to theater collaboration: interpersonal relationships, time and self-management, industry standards, union practices, leadership roles, effective communication and observation. The role of the stage manager is foundational to every theater production. This role has the potential to lift up any collaborative work or hinder it.
Specific topics covered will include working with a director and actors, dramaturgy, managing auditions and rehearsals, props, effective communication tools across many types of theater making, stage management paperwork, technical rehearsals, and running/calling a show.
Potential projects include: Creation of a prompt book, and templates to use while stage managing, calling a pre-produced theatrical piece, and interviewing a professional working Stage Manager