Stage Management Process (DRA2251.01)

Michael Giannitti

The centrality of the stage manager as collaborative artist and manager in the production process is explored by students in this class. Readings, discussions, and projects on topics including scheduling, play breakdowns, prompt book preparation, blocking notation, ground plan and theatre layout, and the running of rehearsals and performances are included. The relationship of the stage manager to others involved in the process is also addressed, particularly with regard to the stage manager’s role in promoting equity and inclusion within the cast, creative team, and production staff. This course is recommended for those interested in directing, performing, and/or arts management, as well as anyone interested in knowing more about what is involved in putting on a production, though many assignments are designed to develop broader event, production, and arts management artistry and skills. This course is not open to students who have taken DRA 2241 Stage Management.


Learning Outcomes:
•Become familiar with, and understand the stage manager’s role and responsibilities in the production process
•Design and generate documents which organize artistic work flow in the production process
•Rehearse and demonstrate facility with running a cue sequence
•Comprehension of the artistry and craft in managing a project and a group of people on a collaboratively based artistic endeavor


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: Dance , Drama , Fully In-Person , All courses
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