AGMA Stage Manager

Headshot of Jerry K. Smith, Stage Manager

Thank you for taking the time to look at my online presence that I think best represents my work in the regional opera and musical theater industry. The several sections, accessible via the links above, serve as my online portfolio. While paperwork is a large part of any stage management process, my personal philosophy is that it does not replace useful and meaningful communication between departments, it just serves to enhance it. Some of the templates are my own creation and some are templates that companies I have worked with have asked their teams to use. If you have any questions as to why paperwork looks some way, what exactly you're looking at in a particular photo, or anything else really, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with my work.

Jerry K. Smith (he/him/his) hails from the quaint town of Rockaway, New Jersey, holding a BFA in Stage Management from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Some of his recent projects include the world premieres of JFK by David T. Little at Fort Worth Opera (ASM), Enemies: A Love Story by Ben Moore at Palm Beach Opera (ASM) and Shot! by Persis Vehar at Nickel City Opera Company (ASM) in Buffalo, NY. Piano-Vocal premiere credits at the Seagle Music Colony include Roscoe by Evan Mack (PSM) and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Herschel Garfein (PSM). In past Seagle Music Colony seasons he has been at the helm for productions including Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Falstaff, Magic Flute, and West Side Story. Other credits include La Traviata, Silent Night, and Così fan tutte at Fort Worth Opera (ASM). He has also been at Austin Opera as an Assistant Stage Manager for Aïda, The Flying Dutchman, The Daughter of the Regiment and an upcoming 2018 production of Ariadne auf Naxos. In addition to his stage management credits, Jerry has worked in various technical departments, as both union and non-union labor, at NBCUniversal (New York, NY), The State Theater of NJ (New Brunswick, NJ), George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ), Montclair State University's Kasser Theater, Memorial Auditorium, and Department of Theater and Dance (Montclair, NJ), Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake, NY), the Opera at Rutgers (New Brunswick, NJ), Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope, PA), and The Princeton Festival (Princeton, NJ).

Jerry is a proud AGMA member and joins the SMA, USITT, and AEA in celebrating Year of the Stage Manager 2020!