Producing & Management offers students with a strong interest in developing producing and/or stage management skills an opportunity to study with New York theatre professionals, to stage manage main stage productions, to establish professional contacts, and obtain internships with New York City’s major producing organizations and theatres.
The inclusion of an internship is specifically designed to help students make the connection to a job network in New York City.
Over the course of their studies, students gain the progressive experiences of running and calling productions in performance in the Box and Theresa Lang theatres. Students take a full year of stage management courses so they are able to manage productions in various styles.
The course, History & Mission of Arts Institutions, provides an overview of how arts organizations are managed and funded in the US and, especially, in New York City. The Producing Performance course is designed to teach concrete skills and develop knowledge for producing not-for-profit productions: from small, independent first-time productions through establishing and incorporating a theatre company.
“Learning from professors who are also working theatre professionals afforded me hands on experiences…preparing me for an immediate career in the arts.”
—Cati Pishal ’11 (Stage Manager, Sleep No More, NYC)