Second Stage Staff Positions
Every Second Stage staffer shares the responsibility of curating our theatrical season every semester, advising students through the production process, and making sure Wesleyan theater is as impactful and accessible as possible. To facilitate in this process, each staff member specializes in a certain role, ranging from technical supervision to public relations.
Click here to see the "who's who" for our current staff!
+ Managing Liaison (ML)
This staffer schedules/moderates all Second Stage meetings and serves as the supervisor for Wesleyan's funding of Second Stage. The ML also makes sure that you get reimbursed for any purchases you make for your show!
+ Building & Maintenance Liaison (BML)
This staffer serves as the supervisor for the creation of sets and the workshop. Set designers should regularly check in with the BML when working on their shows to approve their set designs and talk over the process of constructing sets.
+ Lights & Riggings Liaison (LRL)
This staffer serves as the supervisor for all use of lighting instruments and the lighting inventory. Lighting designers should regularly check in with the LRL when working on their shows to approve their lighting plots and designs, whether working in the '92 or a different campus space.
+ Outreach & Development (OND)
These staffers are responsible for helping individuals work/communicate with Second Stage and to foster better relationships between the Wesleyan community and Second Stage. OND staffers will sit down with the director-stage manager (DSM) team to discuss the whole production process after their show finishes and receive feedback to improve Second Stage's administrative process.
+ Campus Space Coordinator
This staffer helps you book your campus space if you're not going up in the '92, as well as manage seating arrangements for that location.
+ Rights & Royalties
This staffer makes sure you get the proper rights to put on your show and budget accordingly.
+ Properties Manager
This staffer manages the props closet and its inventory. Props designers should regularly check in with the Properties Manager when working on their shows to see what props we already own and what purchases need to be made.
+ Arms Master
This staffer oversees our prop-weapon inventory. Props designers should regularly check in with the Arms Master when working on their shows if they require the use of any weapons in their productions.
This staffer is in charge of our costume inventory and the dressing room in the '92. Costume designers should regularly check in with the Costumes staffer when working on their shows.
+ Sound Specialist
This staffer serves as the supervisor for all use of sound equipment and the sound inventory. Sound designers should regularly check in with the Sound Specialist when working on their shows to approve their sound plots (when necessary) and receive feedback on their designs. The Sound Specialist will also handle any rentals of sound equipment (like extra speakers or microphones).
This staffer takes minutes (i.e. notes) during all meetings, as well as manages our physical archive of posters and documents.
+ Music Coordinator
The on-and-off staffer provides advice on how to effectively rehearse your musical and will try their best to get you more specific information in case there are difficult sections of your production. Due to the background needed to be a Music Coordinator, we aren't always able to fill this position.
+ AnyStage Consultant
These staffers run AnyStage, Second Stage's program to facilitate in the creation of original work and introduce new theatermakers to the artform. The AnyStage Consultants can help you get started acting, playwriting, or directing as well as stage table readings and more.
+ One-Day Plays (ODP) Coordinator
These staffers coordinate One-Day Plays, Second Stage's kickstart to each semester where students write, rehearse, and perform original plays in the span of twenty-four hours. The ODP Coordinators will come knock on your door if you forget to wake up to rehearse!
+ Workshop Coordinator
These staffers coordinate the Weekend of Workshops, Second Stage's kickstart to each semester where students can learn about how to direct, stage manage, or design a show, as well as get trained to use our technical equipment.
+ Communications (formerly Publicity)
These staffers operate our social media accounts and try their best to publicize your show!
+ IT (formerly Website)
These staffers operate our website, manage ticketing for every show, and create all the graphic design/branding for Second Stage.