Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice, Second Edition offers theory and methodology for developing a unique and inclusive stage management style, preparing stage managers to develop an adaptive approach for the vast and varied scope of the production process, forge their own path, and respond to the present moment with care and creativity.
This book provides tactile strategies, enabling stage managers to navigate different groups of collaborators, venues, and projects. Experiential stories based on extensive experience with world-renowned artists exemplify the practices and provide frameworks for self-reflection, synthesis, and engagement with theory-guided practice. This book empowers stage managers to guide any collaborative project to fruition by incorporating the ‘How You’ with the ‘How To.’ This second edition has been expanded, and includes new experiential stories and a new chapter focused on inclusive processes that can be applied from pre-production through closing, as well as the full text of the HowlRound Theatre essay We Commit to Anti-Racist Stage Management Education.
Exploring topics such as group dynamics, ethics, culture, and strategic communication, Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice is an essential tool for advanced stage management students, educators, and professionals.