Jerry K Smith

Current Position


(He/Him) 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


Minnesota Opera

2018 - Present
Minneapolis, MN

Assistant Technical & Facilities Director

2022 - Present
Interpret the scenic designs and create shop drawings for the physical realization of concepts. With the Technical and Facilities Director, manage the opera center shop, administration, and rehearsal spaces. Also manage the production operations of a newly renovated black block theatrical space. 

Stage Management

2018 - 2022
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 Festival

2014 - 2022
Schroon Lake, NY

Production Stage Manager

2014 - 2022
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.

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