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Wayne State University???
« on: Jul 03, 2007, 01:09 pm »
Question for all:

I am a stage manager based in Phoenix, but looking to move to the Indiana/Illinois/ Michigan/Ohio/Kentucky area.

Iím considering grad school because I am basically self taught and while Iíve never had any negative feedback, I crave some instruction that I never received at an undergrad level.

The only thing is, I work Equity regularly. Low level LORT mostly, but it pays the bills.

It seems odd to leave that to go back to school.

That said, Iím pretty sure I want to, so my real question isÖ

Of the SM MFAs Iíve found in that area there is really just Champaign Urbana and Wayne State University.

I'm looking into both.

I must say, despite itís lack of a big name Wayne State looks very appealing.

Anyone know anything about that school that might help?

Any advice or suggestions?



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Re: Wayne State University???
« Reply #1 on: Jul 03, 2007, 01:47 pm »
I was considering going to Wayne State a few years back.  I spoke with the lady who ran the SM area at the time and it sounded like a great program.  All you do is theatre.  And they pay you.

The SMs all meet in the morning and vent.  And they ASM each other's shows too.  I think they are rehearsing one while performing another.  They do all classical plays.
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Re: Wayne State University???
« Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 2007, 09:08 am »
Do you SM anything besides plays?
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Re: Wayne State University???
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2007, 09:51 am »
CCM also has awell respected MFA program...


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Re: Wayne State University???
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2007, 06:22 pm »

I just graduated from the undergrad program at Wayne State University.  The graduate program at WSU is one of the best in the country.  WSU's graduate theatre (Hilberry Theatre) is the only graduate repertory in the USA.  So as a stage manager, you could be working on two to three shows a semester.  Here is WSU theatre department's website:  The best thing I could suggest is calling the department's main number (on the website) and whoever answers would be happy to refer you to someone to give you more information.

Hope this helps!