Becca Pickett - AEA Stage Manager

Becca Pickett 
is a freelance AEA Stage Manager based in New York, NY. 

About Becca

Raised in North Jersey, music and theatre have always been a part of Becca's life. At the age of four, she had the entire librettos of The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and Oklahoma! committed to memory, including fully-choreographed renditions of her favorite numbers. At the age of five, Becca taught herself how to play the piano and read music. Once in school, Becca immediately began performing onstage, singing in choir and playing in the school band. 

When Becca was thirteen, she was given the opportunity to attend French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts for part of a summer. The full immersion in theatrical productions exposed Becca to the technical side of theatre. She returned for three more years as a camper, and an additional two as a counselor in the Music Department. Due to her time at French Woods, she kept one toe on each side of the footlights throughout high school and early college.

Becca attended Nazareth College where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Music. Though she initially sought a degree in Music Education, she soon found that her high school passion for theatre could not be ignored. She began working on running crews, and quickly ascended to the positions of Assistant Stage Manager and subsequently Stage Manager. The Theatre Department quickly became her home and though it took until her final year to officially declare herself a Theatre major, it was certainly her primary focus for most of her college experience.

Throughout college, Becca sought to expand her professional experience whenever she could. Before graduating, she worked with several professional companies both during the school year and during summer breaks. Upon graduation, she was honored by the Theatre Department with The Excellence in Technical Theatre and Design Award as well as The Baronowski Award for Overall Excellence in Theatre, Academics, and Leadership.

After college, Becca spent summers working at  The Mac-Haydn Theatre and The Ohio Light Opera as an Assistant Stage Manager. At the end of her first summer after school, she moved to New York City where she immediately began work with various small theatre companies in the New York metro area, until she was hired as the Production Stage Manager for Hudson Stage Company's production of David Mamet's Boston Marriage, through which she obtained her AEA membership. Becca is also a member of the Stage Managers' Association and The Coalition of Labor Union Women.

Becca continues to freelance in New York City and across the country, having worked with companies such as Atlantic Stage in Myrtle Beach, SC; Starvox Entertainment, based out of Toronto, Canada, through which Becca became a member of CAEA; Primary Stages in NYC; and The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players both on tour and in NYC. Since 2012, Becca has been working closely with terraNOVA Collective and Darling & Co. on countless productions. She has also worked on numerous events and fundraisers with Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, including Broadway Bares, Broadway Backwards and The Broadway Flea Market.

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
 - Stephen Sondheim

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