This course is a hands-on laboratory class in the skills, practices, and attitudes that help a stage manager organize an environment where a theatrical team can work together productively and with minimum stress. Classroom exercises and discussion augment the mentored production work that is assigned to each student. Script analysis, blocking notation, prop management, and cue writing/calling are among the topics covered. Knowledge of and practice in stage management are essential tools for directors and useful supplements for actors and designers. This class meets once a week during the fall semester; spring semester is devoted to mentored production practicums. Greta Minsky will teach in the fall semester; Rebecca Sealander, in the spring semester.