Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Cara Harker, Tammy Hayes

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Scott Contreras-Koterbay


The Beauty of Stage Managing: Being a Catalyst for the Theatrical Arts analyzes the art and craft of stage management. My experiences as a theatre student at East Tennessee State University from 2009-2012, culminated in my final senior capstone as the stage manager for the ETSU Division of Theatre and Dance production of Beautiful Bodies by Laura Shaine Cunningham (performed October 18-21 2012 at the Bud Frank Theatre). In addition, the following research of the history and development of stage management and its modern practices created a better understanding of the artistic field. Both in theory and in practice, I explored the multitude of organizational and artistic responsibilities that are in the custody of the stage manager.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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