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Jersey Boys

Replacement ASM

SETA National Tour, Fall 2017

Production Supervisor: Richard Hester
Associate Choreographer: Danny Austin

PSM: Jay Carey
1st ASM: Zach Tucker
2nd ASM: Kaitlyn Fouts

– Acted as a rehearsal production assistant and helped to run SR/SL while working through and running the show in the rehearsal studio
– This production of Jersey Boys was scaled down from any other show before it, so as a team we worked to adapt the previous deck tracks to work on a smaller scale with less automation 
– Joined the team during tech where I helped with any SM tasks that arose, assisted on deck, shadowed all deck tracks, and did line notes for all cast members
– After a few weeks on the road, I joined the tour in Pennsylvania where I ran the SL deck track solo after being trained during 2 one-nighters. I then was brought on as an ASM for the last two months of tour.

Jersey Boys

Production Assistant

Off-Broadway @ New World Stages, Fall 2017

Production Supervisor: Richard Hester
Associate Choreographer: Danny Austin

PSM: Melanie Lisby
ASM: E Sara Barnes

– Responsible for setting up the rehearsal studio daily and running errands
– Ran SL in the studio while brainstorming ways to adapt and pack the very small backstage area to accomidate this fast moving show
– For this production, the amount of microphones and guitars that were used was significantly cut down from the original version of the show. I was responsible for the tracking of these props and creating a timeline for their use.
– During tech, I assisted the PSM and updated the blocking book.

American Idiot

Assistant Director

Penn State Centre Stage, Spring 2017

Director – Erin Farrell Speer

– Provided creative input to the director and helped tell the story clearly and concisely
– Scribed notes for the director during rehearsals/performances and relayed that information to the respective parties
– Conducted additional research for the director
– Answered questions and aided actors with understanding the material and their blocking
– Gained valuable insight into the role of the director and the importance of a cohesive creative vision and teamwork

Wicked

Stage Management Intern

Gershwin Theatre, Summer 2016

PSM – Marybeth Abel

– Assisted the SM team during a 6 week internship with pre- and post-show duties as well as weekly paperwork
– Assisted with all rehearsals including full put-in rehearsals
– Shadowed crew members in all departments and was able to see how all the pieces fit together to create the show (SR Deck, SL Deck, Calling, PSM, Head Carp, Automation, Head Props, Mixing, Rail, Hair, Makeup, Principal/Ensemble Dresser, Electrics/Spots, Conductor, Company Management)
– Gained an immense amount of knowledge about the ins and outs of working in commercial theatre on a long-running show
– One night, SMs had to stop the show in the middle of a performance due to audience illness and I was able to observe the sequence of events that followed
– Assisted with Marybeth Abel (PSM) and Christy Ney’s (ASM) 2 day Broadway Basics stage management intensive. I also drafted new ground plans to help the SMs teach the students how to tape a floor.

Escape to Margaritaville –Workshop

Jimmy Buffett Project

Props Production Assistant

New 42nd Street Studios, Summer 2016

Workshop of the new Jimmy Buffett musical, Escape to Margaritaville. The show will be produced at La Jolla Playhouse in May 2017.

PSM – Marybeth Abel

– Helped source props for the show
– Ran errands
– Attended rehearsals and assisted the SM and General Management teams when needed

Normativity

Assistant Stage Manager

New York Musical Festival/The Pearl Theatre, Summer 2016

Writer – Jaime Jarrett
Director – Mia Walker
PSM – Katie Kavett

– Cast of 8, Crew of 5
– Ran SR deck and assisted with quick changes
– New musical with updates to the script and score made throughout the rehearsal process
– Performed in a space shared with 3 other shows in repertory style
– 30 minutes to setup and 30 minutes to strike before and after every performance
– Designed and sourced props for the show

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Production Stage Manager

Fuse Productions, Fall 2015

Director – Emmy Frank          

– Cast of 20, Crew of 5
– Called the show
– Ran entire 4 week rehearsal process by myself
– Kept detailed accounts of the day’s activities and scheduled ahead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avenue Q

Assistant Stage Manager

Penn State School of Theatre, Spring 2015

Director – Courtney Young

PSM – Erin Cohen

– Cast of 13, Crew of 6
– Set and strike of the rehearsal room
– Creating and maintaining all props tracking, ent/ext paperwork and run sheets while serving as the only deck crew head
– Managing about 30 puppets and puppet quick changes

Spring Awakening 

Assistant Stage Manager

Penn State Centre Stage, Fall 2014 

Director – Cary Libkin

PSM – Janel Villatoro

– Cast of 17, Crew of 10
– Set and strike of the rehearsal room
– Creating and maintaining all props tracking, ent/ext paperwork and run sheets while serving as the only deck crew head
– Managing on a thrust stage with 7 different entrance and exit locations