Stage Management

The Stage Management program is designed to prepare the qualified student for professional stage management employment, with the intended goal of assisting the student to recognize and fulfill the role of passionate artistic collaborator and effective organizational manager throughout the entire production process. The role of the production stage manager requires a deep commitment to the artistic process and a fundamental desire to support the work through the creation of an environment in which artistic risks can be taken in creative collaboration. The program is structured to prepare the student for work in the commercial and regional theater, as well as opportunities in touring, dance, opera, and event management.

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Current Students Receiving Need-Based Financial Aid for Living Expenses

More than $8,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2020–21.

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Production Opportunities

Students apply theory to professional practice in production work at the School, Yale Rep, and Yale Cabaret.

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Affinity Groups

Coalition-building and networking among students who share common interests, goals, and/or a self-identified background.

STAGE MANAGEMENT A John Carlin (‘19), Bianca Hooi (’18), and Caitlin O’Rourke (’18) Part 1 “You are a stage manager, and that is an artist.”

Student Perspectives

“You are a stage manager, and that is an artist.”

STAGE MANAGEMENT B John Carlin (‘19), Bianca Hooi (’18), and Caitlin O’Rourke (’18) Part 2 “A varied scope and scale on your production assignments

Student Perspectives

“A varied scope and scale on your production assignments.”

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Program News

Narda E. Alcorn
Jul 05, 2021

Diversifying Stage Management Through Antiracist Training

When she teaches, Narda E. Alcorn (’95, Chair of Stage Management) shows students how to dismantle preconceptions that can cause harm.

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale logo
Jun 30, 2021

An Extraordinary and Unprecedented Gift from David Geffen

The gift of $150 million ensures that from this day forward, in perpetuity, the School is tuition-free.