Jerry K

Seagle Music Colony

Production Stage Manager

Jerry K. Smith of Rockaway, New Jersey, holding a BFA in Stage Management from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. A freelance opera stage manager, Jerry is looking to organize creative fulfilling projects while organizing all of the details from big picture to small tasks

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Current Position(s)
Minnesota Opera
Minneapolis, MN
Stage Management


As a member of the stage management staff, execute all rehearsals, techs, and performances in roles varying from 3rd ASM to Stage Manager. Responsible for the accurate implementation of production designs, and coordination with assigned production departments. Relay necessary information from the rehearsal room to department heads to assist in the creation of designs.
Seagle Music Colony
Schroon Lake, NY
Production Stage Manager


Starting at the summer stock company in 2015 as the sole stage management staff member, I am responsible for execution of all productions (on average 4 mainstage, 2 concerts, a fundraising gala, and a touring children's opera). Over the course of my employment I have grown the stage management staff from myself to 3 members. Industry standard policies and procedures have been designed with company leadership and implement as appropriate. All practices have been set up to ensure that the needs of growing complexity of productions are executed under safe and healthy circumstances.
Previous Experience
Seagle Music Colony Production Stage Manager

About Jerry K

Notable Projects

Edward Tulane
Minnesota Opera

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Run all rehearsals, techs, and performances to the high standards of a world premiere for Minnesota Opera. Due to COVID-19, this production only rehearsed up to the final room run. All onstage rehearsals and performances were cancelled.

The Fix
Minnesota Opera

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Responsible for the execution of a complex costume design featuring, at minimum, 3 looks for everyone in a cast of 36 artists. Heavy coordination was required between the staging staff and costume department to execute a world premiere design. In addition, execute the SL ASM track to the high world premier standards of the Minnesota Opera.

About Seagle Music Colony