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OUR TOWN

Stage Manager

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Jonathan Wilson

Loyola University Chicago

Newhart Family Theatre

Scenic & Lighting Designer: Tim Mann

Costume Designer: Rachel Healy

Lighting & Sound Designer: Lee Keenan

Mentor: Katie Klemme

Photos: Joe Mazza

OUR TOWN Callboard Memes
OUR TOWN Callboard Memes

OUR TOWN Callboard Meme 2
OUR TOWN Callboard Meme 2

OUR TOWN Rehearsal Fun!
OUR TOWN Rehearsal Fun!

OUR TOWN Callboard Memes
OUR TOWN Callboard Memes

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BUILDING COMMUNITY

One of the challenges of OUR TOWN was the large cast size and the wide range of experience--from first year students in their first mainstage show to seasoned seniors. My goal as Stage Manager was to cultivate a safe and positive community in the rehearsal room, by incorporating humor and fun into business and building relationships with the cast and crew.

BY THE NUMBERS

Collaborated with 2 assistant stage managers to manage a cast of 23 for 90+ total rehearsal hours.

 

Acted as communication liaison between 53 actors, designers, crew, and production team members.

Ensured smooth performances for a total audience viewership of 937, including expanded in-the-round onstage seating, across 8 performance dates.

OUR TOWN Emily Ladder
OUR TOWN Emily Ladder

Photo by Joe Mazza

OUR TOWN Stage Manager
OUR TOWN Stage Manager

Photo by Joe Mazza

OUR TOWN Full Stage
OUR TOWN Full Stage

Photo by Joe Mazza

OUR TOWN Emily Ladder
OUR TOWN Emily Ladder

Photo by Joe Mazza

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PAPERWORK
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MAKING OUR TOWN ACCESSIBLE

OUR TOWN was also the first production to implement open captioning, which I led as part of my arts accessibility research. Read more about my research here: