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A Rhizomatic Analysis of Stage Management in Modern Alberta Theatre Practice: Keeping the Breath Alive

  • Author / Creator
    Tuzlukova, Irina
  • This is a study of the role of technology in the stage management profession, with a
    specific focus on professional and social practices, in Alberta theatres. Through the
    interviews I conducted with five professional stage managers in the summer and fall of
    2018, I investigate how stage managers interact with technology, and how professional
    and social practices are changed. There is no unilateral outcome when participants report
    on the impact of technological developments on the profession. This is where Deleuze
    and Guattari construct of rhizomes is used to interrogate the role of technology in
    bringing breath of fresh air into stage management and its impact. Rhizomes exist where
    there is a need to make connections between different practices, experiences and
    scholarly conversations related to how technology is changing stage management
    practices in Alberta. Further, I trace outcomes and possibilities for new technology driven
    perspectives and practices in stage management, and argue for the importance of
    technology to enhance the perceived quality of the stage management profession and
    keep its breath alive.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2019
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-snh5-st22
  • License
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