In this 3 day comprehensive workshop, students will get a very real taste of Stage Management! Students will be provided the means to develop their skills in all areas of Stage Management. This course will include theory and practice, and will be hands-on and inclusive. There will also be scope to explore specific examples brought to the sessions by participants. Students will have the opportunity to draw upon Deborah Hatton’s extensive experience in Stage Management.
This course aims to prepare the participants for any real industry experience in Stage Management. It offers bridging skills and knowledge in Stage Management for participants with some related production skills. It provides a real testing-ground for young people interested, and yet unsure, about the right career for them, in Live Production. It will also offer insight to Stage Management for professionals who work alongside this role.
Previous knowledge / experience in theatre or live performance will be an advantage, but not essential.
Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.
Deb Hatton is an industry professional, starting out in the 1990’s and is still sought out professionally, on live productions, as a Lighting Designer / operator, Stage Manager and Production Manager / Co-ordinator. Deb is formally qualified, and has been teaching casually across the VE and private sectors over the past 18 years.
Career highlights include; Lighting Design for the ARIA nominated live DVD of The Go-Betweens’ “That Striped Sunset Sound” and the recent Lighting Design and Installation of MEMO Music hall’s in-house lighting system.
Deb was the Deputy Stage Manager at the Dark MOFO festival in Hobart in June 2018, and was the touring Lighting Director / Stage Manager and Production Co-ordinator for “Tapestry – The Songs of Carole King” – Australia-wide, in recent years.
Deb’s career spans through Live Theatre; Live Music Venues; Festivals; Exhibitions; Corporate AV; and Touring production.
She continues to be inspired by, and inspires others, while advocating for the live performance sector.
(I) very much enjoyed Debs stage management class; she made it a good experience and the intro running events was really good also