Students explore the key 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 ten 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.
This course is recommended for those interested in directing, performing, and/or management, as well as anyone interested in knowing what is involved in putting on a production.
Co requisites: Stage Management Lab assignment.