KETG Presents School's In Session - Stage Management 101

By K and E Theater Group (other events)

Wed, Nov 4 2020 7:00 PM EST Wed, Nov 18 2020 8:00 PM EST


Wednesdays at 7:00 PM (November 4, 11 & 18, 2020)

Ever wonder what a stage manager actually does? How does one individual ensure that the orchestrated madness you just witnessed on stage happen the same exact way every night, live? Over the course of 3 weeks, Carly will take you from that first rehearsal to the opening night of a production and show you just how many hats a stage manager wears!

Week 1: Prep
“Early is On-time, On-time is Late, and Late is Unacceptable!”

  1. Your paperwork
    • Rehearsal schedules/Call Times/Sign In Sheets
    • Injury Reports
    • Rehearsal Reports
  2. Union vs Non-Union
    • Taking Breaks, etc.
    • What can you do/not do if you are an AEA stage manager?
  3. What’s in an SM Kit?
  4. “Taping out the floor”
  5. SM vs. ASM

Week 2: Rehearsal
“Thank you, 5!”

  1. Blocking Notes
  2. Scenic Transitions
  3. Prop Presets
  4. Line Notes
  5. Cueing Actors
  6. “Spiking”

Week 3: Tech
“Stand by... Go!”

  1. Going into Tech
  2. Fight Calls
  3. Calling Cues
    • Lighting, Sound, Projections
    • Actors
    • Crew (Scene Changes)
  4. Importance of Glow tape, and other safety precautions


CARLY DellaPenna began her relationship with K and E Theater Group as the lighting designer for their production of Songs for a New World. After graduating from Westfield State University with a degree in Tech-Theater, she turned her passion into a full time career. From community to professional theater, she is a jack of all trades. Serving as a stage manager, lighting/sound designer, and carpenter, she has become a well-established name across the New England area. After returning from her time as a stage manager at the Brevard Music Center, she is now the Assistant Technical Director at Holyoke Community College and the Staff Production Assistant at Majestic Theater. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with aspiring stage managers!



This class is restricted to one participant per registration. Every registered participant will be let into the Zoom class, per registered name.