The Bellows: Stage Management for Smarties / by Michael Kruse

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This time on the panel, finally a conversation of the crew/creative members who keep the entire machine together communicating from early days of workshops through the grueling tech-week and then single-handedly corralling all of the artists together to perform the same great show (if you'r luck) over and over again.  Stage managers are experts in communication, project management, social psychology and most have an absolute obsession about what is the best post it note.  And of course us designers could not do what we do with them.

The Bellows is a monthly discussion about the nitty gritty of theatre production and is comprised of Pip Bradford, Rebecca Hooton, Kevin Hutson, Christopher Ross, and Michael Kruse.

NOTE: This file was originally rendered with some channels on mute (!). It has now been re-rendered properly. Our apologies for the sound problem!



Erika Morey

Erika Morey is a Canadian stage manager who was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, but is now based out of Toronto. In the city, she has worked for companies like Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Modern Times Stage Company, Theatre Gargantua, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Tarragon Theatre. She’s also a veteran of the Ontario summer stock scene, and often finds herself in very glamourous tiny towns such as Gananoque, Kincardine, Collingwood, Orillia, Port Dover, Port Colborne and Port Stanley.

Tara Mohan

Selected Credits: Avenue Q (Lower Ossington Theatre), Chatroom & Citizenship(Toronto Youth Theatre), 7th Annual Showcase (Outside Looking In), Dora’s Pirate Adventure (Lower Ossington Theatre), Unleashed 2014 (George Brown Dance), ASM for Acceleration 2014 (The School of Toronto Dance Theatre), Silent Voices(Dancetheatre David Earle), Project L (Human Body Expression), Arkemy (Gadfly), Toronto Urban Dance Symposium (Gadfly), Camila’s Bones (Maloka Theatre), ASM for Yonge-Dundas Stage (Toronto Pride), 6th Annual Showcase (Outside Looking In), Aforismo (Gadfly), Assistant Stage Manager/Metcalf Foundation Intern for Toronto Dance Theatre’s 2012/2013 Season.
About: Tara is a professional stage manager and is pleased to be working with Hart House Theatre for the first time