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Stage Managing 101

Stage Managing 101 TBA

Learn how to become a vital "behind-the-scenes" member of sketch or improv troupe! This 4-week intensive covers the skills needed to stage manage simple sketch and/or improv shows. It covers the responsibilities of a Stage Manager and who they report to, lighting techniques, sound management, working with club/theatre owners, and time management. Sample "tech sheets" will be discussed. Upon completion, participants will possess the skills to take a troupe to the next level of professionalism.


Prerequisites: Open to all students

About the instructor: Meaghan Maguire is the resident Stage Manager for The Second City National Touring Company and the award-winning sketch troupe FalconPowder. Meg brings thousands of hours of stage managing experience to this course and will offer practical tips on pre-show practices, managing performances and post-show responsibilities.