DTM – Stage Management

Greetings Region IV Stage Managers!

Congratulations on your nomination for the KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship Program!

If this is your first time joining us for the festival, welcome! If you’re returning, welcome back, some of this will be a refresher.

While at the festival, you help run it. Each Stage Manager has the opportunity to be assigned to a festival event (The 10-minute Play Festival, Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions, Summer Stock Auditions, Faculty Acting Showcase, Design/Tech Responses, etc.). These opportunities will help you grow as a stage manager and collaborate with your peers.

Any stage manager may apply to the Stage Management Fellowship Program.  You need not be nominated for any particular production, the only requirement is that your school must have submitted an associate or participating production in the past year.  And we don’t stop with stage managers!  Arts managers, we need you too!  Send in your information as described below.

As you prepare for the festival, be sure you read and understand the KCACTF guidelines listed below and in this PDF. at the bottom of this page. It explains what you need to accomplish before the festival and what is expected of you once we arrive in February.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I can be reached at sbourne@berry.edu.

I look Forward to Working with Each of You,

Seamus M. Bourne
Region IV Stage Management Coordinator

Application Materials and Deadline for Festival 49:

Please make sure you register for the Design/Tech Expo

Please send the following materials to me electronically (sbourne@berry.edu) by January 13, 2017:

  • A letter of intent including:  Your name, the show for which you were nominated, a short commentary of the stage manager’s ‘approach statement’, a brief statement about why you believe you will gain a positive experience by participating in the regional festival and your intention to practice stage management in the future.
  • A 1-page theatre resume
  • A letter of support from the entered production’s director or, if the director is unavailable, the student’s closest stage management faculty/staff mentor outlining the students strengths, weaknesses and an overview of the student’s performance on the entered production.