Stage Management

John Teacher, Stage Management, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course will expose students to the world of Stage Management. Students will learn the duties and requirements of a stage manager. They will develop an appreciation of the ever changing role of a stage manager throughout the production process. Students will study the qualities of a good stage manager. Emphasis is placed on stage management as it pertains to present day, professional (“Equity”) production responsibilities. Some study is made of the stage manager in academic and community theatre and their differences to professional theatre. Additionally, students will examine (general) management qualities and their transferability to/ with stage management.

Required Materials:

- Stage Management by Lawrence Stern and Alice R.O’Grady Pub. Allyn & Bacon
- Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell Pub. CornerStone ISBN 0-9719424-3-9
- Tony and Tina’s Wedding by Cassario. Samuel French ISBN 0573694729

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John Teacher, Stage Management, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course will examine in detail the backstage activities necessary to support a professional theatrical, music theater, or concert production—from sound and lighting cue placement to properties and running crew. Students anticipating careers in the entertainment industry will benefit from this background in communication, safety, proper terminology, and technical support. Course will have a final project in lieu of a final exam.

Required Texts:

Stage Management by Lawrence Stern and Alice R.O’Grady Pub. Allyn & Bacon
Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell Pub. CornerStone ISBN 0-9719424-3-9
Everyman by Anonymous
One ticket to Decisions and Choices: An evening of Theatre. November 18-21 7:30pm and November 22 2:30pm

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