Stage Management 101

Facilitated by Lydia Talajic


Wednesday, May 4th




A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

Workshop Description

Stage managers are known to be organized and always on the go. But what - exactly - does a stage manager do? This workshop will give you the basic tools needed to get started as a stage manager on your first production. We'll go through expectations before, during, and after rehearsal, as well as how to run tech week. From checklists to prompt books, these skills will serve you in and out of the rehearsal hall. This workshop is beginner friendly, but we recommend participants have basic knowledge of theatre.

Lydia Talajic

Lydia Talajic (she/her) is a Franco-Ontarienne stage manager and arts administrator based in Ottawa. She holds a B.A. from the University of Ottawa in theatre with a profile in arts administration. Over ten years, she has worked for companies such as the Fresh Meat Festival, a Company of Fools, Theatre Conspiracy, Théâtre la Catapulte, Skeleton Key Theatre, and the Youth Infringement Festival. Her work as an artist has taken her across the country, from Winnipeg to Quebec City. Her work focuses on providing young artists with a safe space to play, be vulnerable, and be heard.