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Jerry K. Smith | Stage Manager

Calling entrances backstage right at the
world priemere of Enemies, a Love Story
© Madeline Gray for Palm Beach Opera

Thank you for taking the time to look at my online presence that I think best represent 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 hails from the quaint town of Rockaway, New Jersey, just a stone’s throw from New York City, 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 Roscoe by Evan Mack at the Seagle Music Colony (PSM), JFK by David T. Little at Fort Worth Opera (ASM) and Shot! by Persis Vehar at Nickel City Opera Company (ASM) in Buffalo, NY. For the third year he was Seagle Music Colony's Production Stage Manager running their productions of The Most Happy Fella, The Elixir of Love, the world premiere of Rosocoe, and The Music Man. In past seasons he has been at the helm for productions including Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Falstaff, 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 and The Flying Dutchman and will be returning for the upcoming The Daughter of the Regiment. Palm Beach Opera also appears as a credit for the 2015 productions of La Boheme, Enemies, A Love Story, a world premiere by Ben Moore, and The Daughter of the Regiment in 2015. 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).