Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Mentor’s Full Name

Amy Minto

Faculty Mentor’s Department

College of Business

Abstract

Successful management of the performing arts is a necessary supporting role to any production. This project focuses on the comparison of stage management techniques, procedures, and communication styles, of theatre and dance performance management. An accumulation of a year of production processes and two large shows, UM’s Dance in Concert 2019 and UM’s Spring Awakening, I have developed different techniques and information regarding dance versus theatre stage management. I am exploring the similarities and differences between these two types of productions and am educating the non-artistic community about the important, hidden role of a stage manager. As the stage manager, I am focused on the success of performance as well as the pre-production needs. Through film, script styles, and design I have discovered parallels and striking differences between dance management and theatre management. The outcome will be to educate artists and non-artists about the challenges, successes, and process of theatrical versus dance management. By developing a deeper understanding of the position of a performing arts manager, I am encouraging the public to place more value in the performing arts in today’s business centered world.

Category

Visual and Performing Arts (including Creative Writing)

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Comparison of Stage Management Styles and Communication

Successful management of the performing arts is a necessary supporting role to any production. This project focuses on the comparison of stage management techniques, procedures, and communication styles, of theatre and dance performance management. An accumulation of a year of production processes and two large shows, UM’s Dance in Concert 2019 and UM’s Spring Awakening, I have developed different techniques and information regarding dance versus theatre stage management. I am exploring the similarities and differences between these two types of productions and am educating the non-artistic community about the important, hidden role of a stage manager. As the stage manager, I am focused on the success of performance as well as the pre-production needs. Through film, script styles, and design I have discovered parallels and striking differences between dance management and theatre management. The outcome will be to educate artists and non-artists about the challenges, successes, and process of theatrical versus dance management. By developing a deeper understanding of the position of a performing arts manager, I am encouraging the public to place more value in the performing arts in today’s business centered world.