The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in theatre, stage management aims to develop and foster the stage manager as a theatre artist: a collaborator and facilitator of a rehearsal and performance environment that encourages creative exploration and storytelling; an adaptable and artful leader capable of innovative problem-solving; and a skilled communicator who can speak the language of actors, directors, designers, and the production team.
At BU, stage management students get hands-on experience as stage managers and assistant stage managers during the School of Theatre’s production season. Shows are held in a variety of unique spaces, including the state-of-the-art dramatic arts complex, BU’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre.
Behind-the-scenes at Booth Theatre
Renee E. Yancey
Lecturer, Management; Management Programs Head; Academic Coordinator for Curriculum and Assessment
I believe that as a stage manager and a production manager I am an artist and a collaborator. I hope to foster and encourage in my students active engagement in collaborative processes, an open communication style where they speak the language of the actors, director, designers, and production team, and to guide them in the exploration of their artistry as they discover their unique style of facilitating and supporting a rehearsal and production environment that emboldens creative exploration and artistic risks. And in the process, I hope to learn from them as well.