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Interview Guidelines

Do you need to interview a stage manager for a class project or assignment?

Please try the following steps:

  1. Search your city or surrounding cities for an opera, dance, or theatre company.
  2. If you are able to find one, visit their website and look for a “Contact Us” or “Staff” webpage.
  3. Look for a Production Manager, Production Stage Manager, Resident Stage Manager, General Manager, or Company Manager staff member to email.
  4. Send an email introducing yourself and detailing why you are contacting them and that you would like to contact one of the company’s stage managers for an interview. They will likely pass you off to someone on staff who would be happy to answer your question.

Does your city or surrounding cities not have a resident opera, dance, or theatre company?

Please try the following steps:

  1. Search for local performing arts center, arenas, or other venues that present touring or visiting productions.
  2. Check their calendar of upcoming performances and choose a few that visit during your semester.
  3. Search for the touring production’s website and follow the steps above to find an appropriate person to contact for an interview.