Taking notes, calling cues and keeping everyone on task – stage managers do it all! Although they might not take bows, they keep the show running from the first day of rehearsal until the final curtain call. We’re excited to dedicate the first masterclass of the year to these unsung heroes of theater. Join Rachael Rhoades, who has managed stages all around the Twin Cities, to learn the basics and hone your skills as a stage manager. Virtual attendance options will be available.
RACHAEL RHOADES Twin Cities based Stage & Production Manager. Previous stage management credits include Little Women (SM – Artistry), Songs for a New World (SM – Artistry), Albert Herring (ASM – Minnesota Opera), Bernarda Alba (ASM – Theatre Latté Da), Pride & Prejudice (SM – Park Square Theatre), 42nd Street (ASM – Ordway Music Theatre), Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story (ASM – History Theatre), ‘Night Mother (SM – Dark & Stormy Productions), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (SM – Frank Theatre), Safe At Home (SM – Mixed Blood Theatre), The Realish Housewives of Edina (SM – Hennepin Theatre Trust) and Triple Espresso: A Highly Caffeinated Comedy (SM – Triple Espresso, LLC). Rachael currently serves as the Production Manager for Brownbody, a figure skating and dance company based out of St. Paul, and has stage managed their last two on-ice performances: Quiet As It’s Kept (2017), with excerpts from work by Urban Bush Women, and Tracing Sacred Steps (2019), presented by the Walker Art Center with Le Patin Libre. Rachael holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa.