THA-3150 Introduction to Stage Management
Both the art and the science of stage management will be explored in this class. Efficiency, organization, and the ability to foresee problems are important skills the stage manager must possess. Of equal importance is the ability to communicate, to deal effectively with a wide variety of people and to maintain a sense of balance while acting as the liaison to a production staff. This class is designed to give students the "nuts and bolts" knowledge about paperwork and procedures the first steps towards effective stage management. It will also introduce students to less tangible aspects of management such as prioritizing, problem-solving, communicating, and facilitating the resolution of interpersonal conflict.