Guest Artist, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Education Team
Claudia Carson has been at the DCPA for 20 years in a variety of roles: Stage Manager at the Galleria Theater, Production Manager for Girls Only, and Executive Assistant to President Randy Weeks. Claudia took over the reins of the Bobby G program in 2014. She has Directed, Choreographed and Stage Managed the Bobby G Ceremony since the program started. In 2016, Claudia began coordinating the High School One Act Playwriting Workshops and Competition. She loves working with Colorado’s High School educators and students on both of these programs and is in awe of the talent she sees daily in her work. Claudia was the K-9 Theatre teacher at Graland County Day School and directed and choreographed the 4th and 9th grade musicals as well as performances in all grades throughout the year. She has choreographed and acted at the Arvada Center, The Aurora Fox, and The DCPA. She has been a teaching artist at The Arvada Center, The Mizel Center and the Aurora Fox Summer Theatre. Claudia is excited to get back to her roots as an educator/teaching artist and is honored to be part of the amazing team here in the Education department.
Stage Management: Tips and Effective Leadership
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STAGE MANAGEMENT AS EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE CREATIVE SPACE
This is a valuable opportunity for those considering a path toward stage management as well as directing to understand the skills needed to achieve a high level of theatrical production. Claudia Carson is a deeply experienced and empathetic Union Stage Manager with the ability to introduce the often demanding and always thorough structures necessary to successful stage management in a welcoming and active way. Claudia’s workshop will make the connections between the demands of high school productions and the skills developed by them for professional work. Because stage management is central to the production process, anyone considering work on the creative or design side of theatre will benefit from this workshop’s insights.