Stage Management

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
STGE 1220
Stage Management
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
5 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
3 hrs per week
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction

Students will receive 3 hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes independent and group work.

Course Description
This course introduces students to the role and responsibilities of the Stage Manager. Students will develop a
production prompt script for a play. The rehearsal process, moving from rehearsal to stage, and technical
rehearsals will be emphasized.
Course Content
  1. Pre-Production:
    • paperwork and forms
    • schedules
    • prompt script
    • audition procedures
    • professional attitude
  2. Rehearsals:
    • blocking notation
    • french scenes
    • prompting
    • calls and postings
    • reports
    • Canadian Theatre Agreement, CAEA, PACT
    • production meetings
  3. Technical Rehearsals:
    • dry technical
    • cue to cue
    • dress rehearsal
  4. Running the Show:
  • cue calls
  • backstage supervision and etiquette
  • show reports
  • call sheets
  • cast morale
Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. describe the relationship of the Stage Manager within the organizational team
  2. describe the duties and responsibilities of the Stage Manager for theatrical events
  3. describe some of the techniques employed by the Stage Manager during pre-production, run and post-production periods
  4. describe professionalism and work ethic appropriate to tasks and situations
  5. find information in the Canadian Theatre Agreement
  6. develop a prompt script
Means of Assessment

Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, good attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, and the ability to meet deadlines.

Professionalism: 5 indicators X 10% 50%
In-class Quiz 10%
Production Prompt Script 40%
Total 100%
Textbook Materials

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. e.g.: Morgan, Winston. Stage Managing the Arts in Canada. Toronto: Scholarly Book Services Inc.


Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft Program Coordinator.