Every stage production has a team of professional artists and technicians to help it come to life; light and sound techs, scenic designers and painters, choreographers to craft movement, musicians to create aural beauty, and a director to make the best use of all those pieces.
Who keeps them all scheduled, managed, and on-track? A Stage Manager.
Every theater has its administrative needs; artist contracts that need to be signed, marketing and media expectations for the cast, and scripts/scores/librettos that need to be assigned.
Who keeps all the needs met, calendars updated, and the property cared for? A Stage Manager.
We are pleased to announce our Resident Stage Managers for the 2017-18 Season at The Playhouse San Antonio.
Returning for her second season in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater is Meagon Roe. Before the 2016-17 Season started, she already had a wealth of experience in the field and had worked on many shows in the RHR, but starting with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as our Resident SM, she has set an exemplary standard of efficiency and communication. She's been wonderful at bringing her skills to our tightly-scheduled rehearsal plans and making certain that the shows run like clockwork.
In our Cellar Theater, Shannon Bishop will be our Resident Stage Manager. Her wealth of experience, education, and vast institutional knowledge of The Playhouse make her the perfect person to keep all of the Cellar shows running smoothly. Shannon adds a great depth to the roster of upcoming shows and directors in the 2017-18 Season.
Meagon Roe began her theater career at a young age and followed her passion as an actor to Los Angeles. Her Los Angeles acting credits include Abe Lincoln/Tribe in HAIR, Myra Arundell in Hay Fever, and Savage In Limbo as Denise Savage. Ms. Roe was nominated for KCACTF award in Acting for her role in HAIR (2006) and for Savage In Limbo (2008). Los Angeles Technical Theatre credits include This Is Not A Tree (Stage Manager), Bat Boy (Assistant Director), Bus Stop (Assistant Director).
After returning to San Antonio, Ms. Roe found herself behind the scenes once again. San Antonio Stage Managing credits include Wild Oats (The Cellar Theater), A Christmas Carol: The Musical (The Playhouse SA), My Fair Lady (The Playhouse SA), Hello Dolly (The Playhouse SA), 9 to 5: The Musical (The Woodlawn Theatre), The Playhouse 100 Year Gala Celebration (The Playhouse SA), Greater Tuna (The Playhouse SA), Company (The Playhouse SA), Private Lives (The Classic Theatre).
As a member of the San Antonio Theatre Community, she is humbled and excited to find herself part of the next chapter that The Playhouse SA team is embarking on to bring excellent, live theater to San Antonio.
I'm excited to be returning as the RHR Resident Stage Manager and thrilled to be a part of the many upcoming Texas premieres The Playhouse will have in the 2017-18 season. - Meg
Shannon Bishop holds a BA from St. Edward's University in Theatre Arts Administration.
Ms. Bishop has worked with various theatrical organizations both in Austin and in San Antonio in Stage Management (EMC), Box Office Management, and Front of House Management.
Her favorite credits include taking an original adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (Palindrome Theatre) to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011, as well as her work with San Antonio's Aesthetic of Waste.
She is thrilled to continue her tenure at The Playhouse, her home in the San Antonio arts community.
How fantastic to cross the fourth wall at The Playhouse and return to my original love of Stage Management! The past four years have been spent developing relationships with patrons and now I have the opportunity to do the same with our incredible artistic talent.