Veteran stage managers Debra Gasper (Shakespeare at Notre Dame's General Manager) and Kathy Preher-Reynolds host a wide-ranging workshop focused on the dos and don'ts of professional stage management.
Debra Gasper is responsible for coordinating the practical needs of the artistic staff, crew, and performers for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival and Actors From The London Stage. Debra has been a professional stage manager for 13 years and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association. Debra came to Notre Dame from Louisville, KY, where she spent 10 years as the resident stage manager for Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has also worked for Long Wharf Theatre, The River Rep, Cleveland Signstage Theatre, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Debra has stage managed over 60 productions, including many productions of Shakespeare. Favorites include: The Tempest, Macbeth, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. Debra holds a B.A. in theatre from Indiana University at South Bend, where she teaches stage management.