Stage Management

Course Code:
TPA 2600

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course is an introduction to stage management practices addressing all aspects of the production process from preproduction meeting to post production. In addition to lecture, there will be production hours outside of class.

Course Details


Connie Smith
Building X, Office:  X223


Required textbooks/ course materials:

The Norton Anthology of Drama, Vol I and II. 3rd ed. 2013. J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner Jr. & Martin Puchner. Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. ISBN: 9780393283495

Kincman, Laurie.  The Stage Manager’s Toolkit.  2nd ed., Taylor & Francis.  ISBN: 9780367406370.

Roth, Emily et al.  Stage Management Basics: A Primer.  1st ed., Taylor & Francis.  ISBN: 9781138960558.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1      Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2      Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3      Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4      Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)


Theatre Studies Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate dramatic texts, the methods by which dramatic texts are realized in production, and engage in the collaborative communication and processes of theatre production.

Th-1:   Identify aspects of the theatrical production process including performance, directing, design, technical production, marketing, and management.

Th-2:   Analyze dramatic texts and theatrical productions.

Th-3:   Apply performance and/or production practices through work on various theatrical productions.

Th-4:   Demonstrate knowledge of the history, literature, theories, and skills needed for advanced study or a career in theatre arts and entertainment industry.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Examine elements of theatrical history, production and the hierarchy of theatre organizations H1, H2, Th1, Th2 Homework, Quizzes, Test, Cumulative Final, Projects
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to stage management H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4  
Define terminology relating to stage management and theatrical production H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th4  
Employ procedures and protocols for effective and well organized stage management Th1, Th2,  Th3, Th4  
Evaluate the stage management process from preproduction through post production Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
  2. Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
  3. Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments.
  4. Participation on a technical crew for a production.
  5. Attend one theatrical production outside of Chipola College.


College-wide policies and resources

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