Stage Management for the Performing Arts

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Course Number




J. Moriarty

Course Long Title

Stage Management for the Performing Arts


A stage manager’s role and responsibility is to assure clear communications, logistics, and safety throughout the entire production process, from pre-rehearsal preparation to post-performance breakdown. This course is designed to help the student explore the three essential roles of Stage Managing in the Performing Arts: facilitating communication, maintaining the artistic integrity of the show, and creating and maintaining an archive of the show. Students will explore the theory and best practice strategies, or the “how to” lead an authentic equitable theatrical process. Recommended background: DN/TH 105; THEA 130 or 132.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Creative Process and Production [CP]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years