Stage Management

The Stage Management department 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 Financial Aid

More than $7,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2019-20.

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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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Department News

Lisa Porter and Narda E. Alcorn
Jul 28, 2020

Narda A. Alcorn and Lisa Porter Commit to Anti-Racist Stage Management

Alcorn (’95, Chair of Stage Management), and Porter (’95, Head of Stage Management at UCSD) co-wrote this essay for HowlRound.

Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice by Narda E. Alcorn
Jan 16, 2020

Stage Management Textbook Written by Narda E. Alcorn (’95) and Lisa Porter (’95)

Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice includes examples from professional experience and best practices in the field.