Wayne State University

Dana Gamarra


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Dana Gamarra, senior lecturer, production manager, stage management area head, has stage managed in the Detroit Metropolitan area for more than twenty five years at the Gem/Century Theatre for such productions as Forbidden Broadway; The All Night Strut; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Beehive, as well as at the Purple Rose Theatre from their first production, Blush at Nothing, to more recently Jeff Daniels Live & Unplugged as well as touring with Jeff around the country. Dana has been teaching at Wayne State University for the past 11 years where he’s had the opportunity to mentor and teach graduate and undergraduates stage managers. He is production manager and area head for both the graduate and undergraduate stage management programs. He has been teaching his introduction to stage management class at Oakland University. He is pleased to bring his expertise to the Hilberry, Bonstelle, Studio and Allesee Dance Theatres and looks forward to working with the entire theatre and dance faculty to continue the tradition of great theatre and dance in southeastern Michigan. Dana is a very proud member of Actor’s Equity Association where he has been liaison chair for the past 16 years. He cannot express enough words for the love he has for his wife Karen and his girls Katalyn, Natalie and Rosalie!