The Hilberry Stage Management program trains students for professional positions in higher education and the theatre. The stage manager’s role requires a wide range of artistic, technical, managerial, and communication abilities. It demands a strong commitment to the process of theatre production and a desire to serve that process by fostering a creative work environment that is conducive to its ultimate success.
While here, the stage manager will undertake a minimum of six professional productions at the Hilberry, as well as the chance to mentor a production at the Bonstelle Theatre.
A balanced selection of courses and production assignments at the Hilberry Theatre prepare the student for a professional position immediately following graduation.
The following selection of courses is typical for stage managers:
- Stage Management
- Scenic Design
- Costume Design
- Lighting Design
- Technical Production
- Theatre Management
- Theatre History
- Development of Drama
- Dramaturgy/Advanced Script Analysis
- Repertory Theatre (stage management practicum)
Additional courses are often offered include:
- Group Dynamics
- Labor Management
- Interpersonal Communication
- Contracts and Grants