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Multidisciplinary Stage Management

Apply NowB.F.A. in Multidisciplinary Stage Management

Your Training
Curriculum information
Your Teachers
NEW! Q&A with Faculty Member Bozkurt Karasu
Application Requirements 

Your Training

The Conservatory College's B.F.A. in Multidisciplinary Stage Management places students at the heart of the school's robust performance environment, allowing them to train in a variety of disciplines and experience all aspects of performance creation. By studying and working on theater, opera and dance productions, as well as with music ensembles, students will build a diverse professional portfolio and be fully prepared to enter any performing arts discipline.

First Year Guest Aritsts
Abbie H. Katz, Program Director
Darby Smotherman,
The Boston Conservatory
Winston Limauge, The Boston Conservatory
James Bernhardt, Suffolk University
Chelsea Antrim, Boston Lyric Opera
Jason Kaiser, Pomegranate Arts
Larry Geddes, The Juilliard School
Anthony Schiaro
Frances McSherry, Northeastern University

Q&A with Chelsea Antrim

(Stage Management—Opera, year 2)

Q: What is your favorite discipline to stage manage?
A: My favorite discipline to stage manage is opera because I think it is the perfect collaboration of all art forms with the large scale sets, detailed lighting, gorgeous costumes, full orchestra, dramatic and vocal talents plus the occasional dancers. I feel so lucky to be the communication hub for all of these artists to come together and tell a beautiful and elaborate story.

Q: What makes a great stage manager?
A: I think a great stage manager is someone who can listen well to understand the goals of the directors and designers and implement those goals in a calm but efficient manner. It takes a kind and patient person to handle those chaotic situations well but when you truly feel passionate about the job, those skills come easily.

Q: If you had to choose one word to describe your teaching style/philosophy, what would it be?
A: "Conversational"

Q: What is your favorite theater memory/experience?
A: My favorite theater experience was working at the Santa Fe Opera as a stage management intern in 2004 and getting added to Agrippina as an assistant stage manager at the last moment. It took 3 assistant stage managers to run the deck efficiently and effectively and we ran it smoothly and communicated well throughout the process. I had never experienced that true "team" feeling before then and it felt wonderful to succeed with such an impressive and talented group of people.

Application Requirements

Applicants of the B.F.A. in multidisciplinary stage management program are required to interview for admissions.

To schedule your interview, first submit an online application and follow the steps in the confirmation email.

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