Students explore the role of the stage manager in the production process 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. A significant and required part of the coursework is work as stage manager or assistant stage manager on a College production to gain first-hand knowledge and experience. This production component lasts from two to eight weeks, and may include attendance at all rehearsals held for the particular production. Adjustments are made regarding other assignments for this class due to the production demands.
Corequisites: Stage Management Lab assignment.