The purpose of the KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship is to provide student stage managers with feedback from professionals working in the field, to give outstanding student stage managers national recognition, and to provide the opportunity for student managers to attend the national festival.
This is a National-eligible award, meaning that one stage manager will be selected at the regional festival to attend the National Festival in Washington DC.
Students who have stage managed
In Region III, any student who has
To participate, students need only register for the regional Design Exposition via the online registration form. Students must register even if they are listed on the production entry form and/or listed on the production response.
Students involved with participating productions may attend the regional festival regardless of whether the production itself is selected for the regional festival.
The following materials will
- A letter of intent, written by the student,
including:a short commentary of the stage manager’s ‘approach statement’, a brief statement about why the student believes they will gain a positive experience by participating in the regional festival and her/his intention to practice stage management in the future.
- A résumé.
- A letter of support from the entered production’s director or, if the director is unavailable, the student’s closest stage management faculty/staff mentor outlining the student’s strengths, weaknesses and an overview of the student’s performance on the entered production.
National KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship Application
Each student is required to bring her/his prompt script from the production. The prompt script should be the book(s) the student used during the actual production. If the original prompt script is in digital format, a printed copy of the Prompt Script must be generated for display at the Expo. Posters are no longer allowed for this event based on a decision made at the national DTM level. You are only allowed to present your prompt script(s).
The prompt script is not required to include ALL of the production’s paperwork; these should include, but are not limited to:
- The “Blocking Script” and the “Calling Script”, as one or more books, with blocking and cue-calling notation.
- Rehearsal and
- Schedules, including rehearsals, tech rehearsals, etc.
- Pre-show/post-show checklists, shift schedules, French scenes, etc.
- Forms, emails, communications, schedules, lists
- Cast/Crew contact sheet, with phone numbers and
All of the above materials should be the
When the student checks in and is assigned a
The respondents may choose one Stage Manager from Region III to be awarded a fellowship to attend the national festival, if they feel that there is work of sufficient quality, to advance to the national level. “Sufficient quality” will be determined by the Respondents and regional DTM chair(s). Please note: stage managers that are not present, will not be eligible for national consideration. Selection will be based on the following:
- Professionalism and completeness of the prompt script and other paperwork;
- Personal demeanor and communication skills, based on interviews and follow-up workshops;
- And written
material,submitted prior to the Regional Festival.
The KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship recipient will be announced at the regional festival awards
Festival Stage Management
Students participating in the KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship program are no longer required to manage a festival event as part of the Fellowship.
Any student who would like to be more involved in managing events at
This event is open to all students attending the festival, including those participating in the Stage Management Fellowship program, as well as students who are looking to further develop skills in Theatre and Stage Management. This program is not part of the National Stage Management Fellowship event but an opportunity to be involved with festival events and work with other student artists from around the region.
Stage Management Intensive
Co-Chair Design, Technology & Management
University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Associate Professor and Chair
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141-2000
Co-Chair Design, Technology & Management
Michigan Technological University
Professor, Sound Design
Commissioner, Sound Design & Technology USITT
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931