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. 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.
Due to limited production project options in spring 2021, this course does not include the usual production project requirement and therefore is offered for two credits. It is not open to those who have taken DRA 2241 Stage Management. While listed as a remote course, weather permitting we may have some outdoor class meetings later in the term.
Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Course Level: 2000-level
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: Entirely Remote , All courses , Drama
Tags: problem solving , production , theater , stage management , Collaboration , drama , performance